Day 65 – Beautiful Afternoon

I am currently enjoying a bout of Nora’s little hiccups. These were once a rare occurence, but seem to be taking place a little more frequently.


We spent a beautiful afternoon down at the creek, just little Nora and I. I brought my paints with me and decorated a couple of rocks. I have a hard time just sitting still without doing something with my hands. I’ve also wanted to create something(s) artistic while I’m pregnant–Nora as my inspiration. Utilizing one of my tiniest paint brushes, we created this “belly rock”:


It opens up to reveal a sweet little fetus that fits together with a mother’s heart, which is where Nora will always be, close to my heart.


“The LORD has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.” (Psalm 94:22)

13 thoughts on “Day 65 – Beautiful Afternoon

  1. Oh Aleisa – that is simply gorgeous. Such wonderful ways you are making Nora’s life so special. We are all in love with her already. That love will only grow.

    I was looking today at the little hand-painted bird house you gave me about 5 years ago. A little wren is looking at it right now. I think of you and your God-given talent every time I walk by that little nest box. Will always remind me of you.

  2. Your talents never cease to amaze me, both written and drawn, and your heart is an endless space filled with love. Simply amazing and beautiful…

  3. Absolutely beautiful, and I couldn’t say it any better than Paula did. Thank you so much for sharing this Nora’s story, your love, and God’s grace with us.

  4. What a beautiful image of Nora. I can picture her little hiccups and jabs in your belly. The date of her arrival is quickly coming. Thank you for sharing the intimate details of this journey with us. Love you bunches!

  5. Alesia,
    I am an old friend of your sister Sarah’s and the last time I really interacted with either of you, Sarah and I where in high school. It is such a blessing to me to get a glimpse into your lives and see what beautiful women of God you have become. I know God saved my life and gives me the strength to live each day with His joy. Thank you for sharing your sweet story with Nora.

  6. WOW…I’m absolutely moved…almost speechless……I remember when you puffy painted jeans back in highschool and I thought they were absolutely the coolest thing I had ever seen……I will never forget that day….I was with Sarah and you looked at us and said….”Get Out!!! LOL, you inspired me to be an artist Alesia…..sincerely and truly….I took it all the way through my first college years and got an Associates in Art….4.0 all the way and today I still love to paint…..thank you…….and thank you so much for sharing your story and your formidable talents!!! Writing and artwork on every level…….AWE INSPIRING to say the least….but I think your most beautiful creation is inside you and thank you for letting us know her!! I can’t wait to see her precious face……FYI My daughter’s name is Corra…she is 12… many connections……God is wonderful 😉

  7. So incredible!!!!! I look forward each week catching up on your last few posts… This one has truly captured me. I love your Nora-Art. ❤

  8. Words just aren’t strong enough to convey the magnitude of beauty in this sentiment and the talent in conveying it. Oh my heart!!! Well depicted. A mother’s heart carries so much….

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