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I know exactly how she feels. My own son was born 4 1/2 years ago and when I saw him for the first time, my immediate response was that I'd known him forever. I had been waiting my whole life to meet him! I tried to capture that connection between a mother and her child with this painting.
Included in the collage is an original music page called "A Valentine for Mother," from a children's music primer published in 1932.