Sunday, December 30, 2012

My Firstborn

17 years ago today, my first child was born - I became a parent - I became a mommy. I looked into my child’s eyes for the first time and knew my life was changed forever.

So much has happened in the last 17 years. He has grown from my baby to a young man. A young man learning for his driver’s license. A young man with a job. But a young man who still needs his mommy sometimes.

I decided to re-share today the drawing I did of Effi 2 years ago as it reflects the same feelings I feel today.

In this drawing I was dealing with my emotions of my child growing into a man. Spiraling away from me into his own spiral. Changing and growing but the center is still with me. It was suppose to be an image of him today but as I was drawing I realized that I was putting in a lot of what he looked like as a child. It was a strange experience. I meant to draw one thing, but my mind and emotions, memories and love, changed it into something else. It is how I see him, and probably, only me. It is my Effi. I see the man in front of me, but I still see in him the child that was. My baby, my son.

Happy Birthday Effi!


  1. why do you always make me cry. you are so sensitive, caring, you bring out good emotions that make one think of life and what it is all about. Happiness, love and only good always .. Happy Birthday Effi, but also Happy Birthday MOMMY....

  2. Your children are so lucky to have you as a mother. Bless you.

  3. Your passion is beautiful, your insight is amazing. You are an example to society.

  4. I could not be more proud to have you as a daughter. Your Mommy