She draws:

4 59 2

I stitch:


We make a good team.


Nancy spent several years as a resident of Stewart Home School in Frankfort, Kentucky before moving to Duvall Presbyterian Home in Glenwood, Florida. During one weekend visit, Nancy and I spent the entire weekend talking about her friends Terry Lynn and Baker. At the end of the weekend when we settled her back into her dorm, I asked to meet her friends I now knew so much about. Turns out that Terry Lynn had been dead for nearly 15 years, and Baker was a white stuffed bear residing on her bed. Here she is, our Nancy posing for a picture on a Stewart Home School family weekend with her parents and my children. Today is my son’s birthday.


She is my developmentally disabled sister-in-law, Nancy,
and I am Jeanne, the woman who flat-out loves her.
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  1. Kathy

    oh yes! I can get so much from those few lines. (I, a woman of very many words) Maybe you have precious little to show for it, but volumes can be felt.

  2. Ana Goncalves

    That’s definetly a powerful way of capturing a whole moment. Very well play of words and the way it connects with the feather.

    Enjoy your week.

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