Thursday, May 1, 2008

Family


For years I have been telling my husband that we should have our family portrait taken by a professional. I thought that would be wonderful. But life is busy and we just couldn't get around to scheduling a photo shoot. Come to think of it, our family is really just a "candid shots" kind of family. Our photos are best when taken in action, not posed.

The digital drawing above was created by my son when he was in Grade 1. One day when I went to their school to volunteer, their computer teacher came up to me and said that she's got the best "portrait" of our family drawn by G. This computer teacher asked all the students in the school (hundreds of them) to draw their family. My son is the only one who drew a family all holding each other. She thought that was pretty neat. I thought so too. It reminds me of the phrase in Lilo and Stitch movie when the said "Ohana means family, and in our family no one is left behind".

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17 comments:

shammi said...

Cool! I guess he knows what family is about, because of the family he has. Very sweet :)

gewinnspiel auto said...

Your son will be a good painter. I pray for him to GOD. God Bless your Son.

anthonynorth said...

It's true, posed photos can seem so unreal. Better to snap them in action.

paisley said...

that is soooo cool... i think it should be framed and displayed on the mantel... really i do...

Sarah said...

Wow, Liza! That is a really great drawing!

Sarah said...

When did you get your new header? It looks fabulous! Did you do it yourself?

Granny Smith said...

I love it! It takes a child from a loving family to know what family means.

Kathryn said...

I can't tell you how much I LOVE this drawing. Awesome.

Kelsey Smith said...

aww thats so sweet!

JoLynn from The Fit Shack said...

That says a lot about your family, and btw, he really did a great drawing, I can imagine this as part of a large wall mural, in public.

Robin said...

How utterly wonderful.

Katrina said...

What a wonderful picture! You are definitely doing something right. :)

Tammy said...

I'd frame that it's perfect!

forgetfulone said...

I know you will treasure that forever.

gautami tripathy said...

This is wonderful. Both his thoughts and the photo!

My dad has been gone for 6 years now. My youngest nephew was 5 years old then. Even now in any family picture he draws, he puts him in that. In India extended family is important. I too figure in his pictures too, along with my mom. Mind you we have stayed separately since four years.

Mary Beth said...

G obviously knows the importance of family. And the quote from Lilo and Stitch is perfect!

khambagirl said...

Ohhhhh, this is so sweet! What a great drawing, and quote from Lilo and Stitch!