As a mum we often have our own personal battles, for me it is autoimmune disease.  You can easily feel isolated fighting your battle while your are caring for and being brave for your children's sake.  When I started this painting I felt like I was on an isolated island with a disease that people can't see and often don't understand.  But when I finished it, I saw that my island looked happy. Peaceful. Hopeful.  I realised that this is not my island of isolation, this is my island of hope.  This is me saying that a disease will not win.  Will not steal my joy. Will not rob me of a quality life with my family. I choose to be hopeful and not fearful and I will not be silenced because I serve a God that is able and good. 

Motherhood  series


Original oilpainting on A3 watercolour paper, sold unframed, image for illustrative purposes only.

Island of hope

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