Sunday, January 27, 2008

Yesterday we celebrated my nephews birthday. His party was held at the same skating rink I went to as a teen. His reaction when I skated past him was priceless. His mouth fell open and he yelled after me, KK, you can skate?? I almost fell over laughing. As I was leaving at the end of the party, he came over to give me a hug and told me I could skate good for an old lady! Gotta love him!
I painted this for him. As I painted it, one thought kept nagging at me. Maybe he is too old to get a painting. What if it embarrasses him in front of his friends to get what might be considered a baby gift. Well, let me tell you, his response totally took me by surprise. One by one he tore into the gifts, turned to the giver and said thanks. I held my breath as he opened our gift, out came the remote control truck, then the batteries, he acknowledge with thanks, next came out the painting. He tore off the wrapping, he looked up, held the painting over his head, pointed too it and yelled, KK, I love it! The only gift that got that sort of response! Thrilled my heart!