Friday, February 13, 2009

Rob's Oil Painting



Here is the oil painting I was telling you about.  I know many of you wanted to see a picture of it.  I've also included the actual photograph the artist used for the painting.  Now you can understand what I meant when I said I was floored!  He did an absolutely amazing job.  Project Compassion is a wonderful foundation.  Their work means so much to people like myself.  It is something that will always be cherished.  

27 comments:

brittneyjackson said...

That is amazing Dena, I love it!

Anonymous said...

Wow something to always cherish and remember Rob by.

kati said...

oh wow that is very nice

Anonymous said...

PINNEY:
That is just amazing... Looks like the real picture. I am sure the girls and you will cherish that for a long time... Happy Valentines Day Dena, Julia, and Eva...

Cari Morgan said...

Wow! Dena, this painting is amazing. It gave me goosebumps. I can't imagine what a treasure it must be for you and the girls. You continue to be such an inspiration as you move forward and create a new home and life for your family that is completely enveloped in love. You remain in our daily thoughts.

The Morgan Family

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! What a fabulous painting! You will always cherish it!

The Bender's said...

That is beautiful! Thank you for posting. And absolutely a great job and will be cherished. It warmed our hearts to see him. Again, thank you for posting.
We know it will add a special part to your home and hearts always!

Love to all,
Karen and the rest of the Bender Bunch!

Nancy Christian said...

Wow! What an awesome job the artist did on capturing Rob! It's wonderful that the organization can give such a great gift to families.

Liz said...

How special :) Brings tears to my eyes. So glad they did that for you.

Karen said...

Oh my goodness, that artist is amazing! The painting really captured Rob and his spirit. What a wonderful tribute to Rob, and gift to you and the girls.

Thank you for sharing, Dena!

Karen M

Jackie Fjell said...

Thanks for sharing with us, Dena! The artist did truly do a remarkable job! You will treasure it always. It's so good to know you are moving forward in such positive ways--your counseling, your new home, and allowing yourself to have some fun even though I'm sure there are days you just don't feel like it. You are doing a great job of healing for yourself and your girls. I think of you so often and really look forward to your updates. The next few weeks will be pretty busy with getting the house ready, packing, and moving, but it will be good for you to be in your own home with your own things. Take care and hang in there--know much love and many prayers are yours every day! Love and prayers......Jackie and Joe

Heather said...

Wow! That is absolutely amazing! What a talented artist. It looks just like Rob and the smile is so wonderful. Truly a gift from God! Cherish it every single day. Thanks for sharing!!!

Heather in Helena, MT

Anonymous said...

Dena, the picture is wonderful. I know you will cherish it. I had seen on TV a story about this group and the paintings they are sending to families. I don't comment often Dena, but I like reading your posts and knowing how you are doing. My prayers are with you and the girls. Betty Palmer, Keya Paha County

brat said...

{{{{{{{{{{{{Dena}}}}}}}}}}}}}

Wowsers!

You all continue to be in my prayers - with love.

Carol said...

Dena what a great picture. I can see why you was excite. Thank you for sharing.

Aunt Nancy said...

The picture is AWESOME DENA! I can't wait to see it up close!
Bev told me that Julia was anxiously waiting for it to snow! Hope she is having fun!
Love, Aunt Nancy

Nancy said...

I'm so glad you took the time to share that- it is so wonderful when people use their skills to create meaningful keepsakes for families- I'm glad to hear about that organization. I know you have a busy next couple of days... Can't wait to hear how everything is going!

Anonymous said...

That painting is amazing. I'm glad you posted the photo of it. How wonderful that someone did that for you.

Still thinking of you often Dena and praying for you and your family every day.

Carol Dzurenko
Powder Springs, GA

margaret said...

beautiful. a wonderful way to cherish rob's memory.

Jaime Pachta said...

Dena-
Wow...that is an amazing painting. I am glad you received it and I'm sure you and the girls will treasure it forever. Hope all is well with you. Take Care. Love, Jaime

Bonnie Lacy said...

Awesome Dena! Praying for you! God keep you and your girls.

Love from MN said...

I watched a special on this project and their work is amazing. You'll have Rob in a painting forever along w/ your memories and love in your heart. You and girls will always be in our prayers and over time the hurt will lighten. His memory will never be forgotten but you'll be able to find happiness w/ the girls and look to the future w/ hope.

Aunt Julie(Schott)Davidson

Toni, hanging-on-mom said...

Dena,
The beautiful picture will be so important for you and the girls as you continue on with your life; Use Robs love and memory to build on as the foundation of your future. As another army wife my heart bleeds for you and your girls.......I will always pray for your family; for peace, for love, and for happiness. I am amazed at your strength.......although I know you don't want to have to be strong......so please remember our prayers on days you need an extra boost.......

My 3 daughters and I are lucky enough to continue to wait for my husband to return from Afghanistan...I know how blessed we are; your sacrafice, and Robs sacrafice will never be forgotten...

With Love and Care from another army wife and mom.....

joyce said...

Wow---it is an amazing painting. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!

David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 02/17/2009 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.

Julie. Soldiers Angels said...

Incredible painting! Thanks for sharing it Dena.