Saturday, April 16, 2011

How an Oil Painting of a Baby Came to Life… A Decade Later!

Its just a sweet short story but its all facts.

Back in 1982, I asked a friend of mine, Bella, to paint what she thought my future baby would look like. It was sort of a spiritual painting for me, a good luck charm, that I would one day have a baby of my own. At the time, I was not married and did not have children yet. I had not even met my husband yet. So, Bella got busy and painted the picture for me.

12 years later, we adopted our second son . At the time, I had been using the painting in various photo shoots for Nava's Designs. It wasn’t until a few years after he was born that I realized the resemblance. It was an amazing feeling to figure out one day that my son actually looked like the baby I had invisioned and Bella had painted.

The power of two minds is remarkable!

Jordan as a baby~

1 comment:

amy said...

I love this, Nava.
It's such a beautiful story.
I just posted a story about adoption by my good friend Wendy who is guest blogging on my site today. Check it out! Jordan was such a beautiful baby! My baby is turning 20 three weeks from today.