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Monday, January 27, 2014

Day 27 Missing You

Day 27 Missing You

Yesterday, my sister-in-law succumbed to her battle with cancer.
She passed from this world into another at 6:22 p.m.
Ann Smith Durbin
married my brother in June 1968
and we have been great friends since the day we met.

They had three daughters who I have adored
and five grandchildren.

She always, and I mean always,
put her family first in every respect.

She also was an avid dog lover.
Tim and Ann always had dogs, usually rescue dogs.
They loved them and they were definitely were family.

She had a love of bulldogs
and Daisy is her latest love.

Today in honor of Ann, I painted her dog Daisy.

Anyone who knows me, 
knows I am terrified of dogs.

When I went to see Ann last week all the dogs were outside for me.

Then Daisy came in.
There were people all over the house, 
in every chair,
on every sofa,
in every corner of the house.

Where do you think Daisy had to go?

That's right.
She had to come straight to me and look up at me with those sad eyes.

I'm sure Daisy is missing Ann today.

So am I.

7" x 5" 
unframed acrylic on a panel.



  1. My heart just broke for you and your family when I read this post.... Sounds like Daisy followed her heart and found you. The painting is a touching tribute to Ann, and I can only imagine what it was like to paint this today. My love to you and your family....

  2. Thanks Meredith from the bottom of my heart. Life is what it is.

  3. This made me feel so sad for you Sharon. I lost my oldest friend a year ago This is a beautiful painting of Daisy...her eyes say it all! My thoughts are with you x

    1. Thanks Karen. It means a lot to hear from you about Ann and Daisy.

  4. oh Sharon, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace during these hard times. It sounds like Daisy connected with you for a moment.

    Thinking of you.

    1. Thanks Cathy. I so appreciate your comment. She was all over me and would not leave me alone. It was too weird.

  5. Sharon My heart is heavy for you and you are in my thoughts. Daisy knew you needed her and that is why she came to your side. Your painting said so much.

    1. Thanks Jacklyn. She was definitely persistent.


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