I feel so honored to have worked with this wonderful woman to tell her story through a painting. Kay reminds us that love isn't always easy, and if you truly love someone, you have to work really hard on it sometimes. Through thick and thin, sickness and health, love will prevail! As you are reading, see if you can find the symbolism that we used, and feel free to share your interpretations.
"My husband and I have been married for 23 years now. Soon is the 26th anniversary of our first date. I wanted this commission to celebrate our life together. A few years ago we went through our first really rocky spot. It was very difficult time and honestly I wasn’t sure, at times, we would make it through that. It was a stormy time in our marriage and lasted much longer than we would have liked. I had a great friend who supported me through that and honestly was instrumental in making sure I stayed level headed to ensure Rick & I worked through this tough spot.
We've worked extremely hard to overcome those difficult two years, focusing on each other, keeping each other first and most important every single day. We came through that storm honestly better than ever. In Jan 2014 we renewed our vows in Key West and have been traveling and really enjoying each other since. This is where the attachment to Key West came from. We also have 3 children, 24, 22, 21 and have a few special places in Florida. We spent lots of sunsets in Pensacola. Destin is also a special place. We spent a few anniversaries there, recently, as well. My first real trip out on the sea was from AJ’s in Destin and Rick loves boats. He was in the Navy for the first 6 years of our marriage. That anniversary on the sailboat was a special one.
Thank you so much for sharing, Kay. I hope it inspires us all to work hard on our relationships when the time comes, to make it through the storm to the sunny skies ahead!
Carly Mejeur is a floridian artist, inspired by her ocean hobbies and travels. This Blog is for news, events, and just for fun. Click here for the artist's Bio.