Portrait painted 1980, with an addendum in 1982.
You know them all now. Gabi, Josh, Micah, Amy, Heidi, Peter, and Marta.
I've done a little word portrait of each one over the past few months. I don't think anyone can really know me unless they know something about my work, and this is my work. Dee always says we invested in our family, and now we're getting the dividends. (If you haven't met Dee you can read about him on all my Salzburg posts.)
I could talk about my kids forever. Each time I wrote about one of them, I thought about it for days afterwards, thinking of all the things I could add. I realize you don't really need to know everything. It's just so fun! Thanks for indulging me.
I used to say "I could be a great mother if it weren't for all these kids." Now I look at the evidence and say, "I must have been a great mother...just look at these kids!"
(Actually, I can't take much credit. They came good. And we had so many that we didn't have time to wreck them.)