Nathan snapped this photo of us before getting out of bed early this morning. My first thought was to delete it, but after thinking on it a minute I decided that these moments with littles squeezed between us in bed won’t last much longer and I’ll get great joy seeing it pop up in my “memories” in the years to come.
Nearly 16 years of bed sharing and breastfeeding,
This is a portrait of Michelle Howell, a hardworking farmwife, mother of five, author, and advocate. On the left side of the bust you can read text from the poem “Anyway” that was on a wall of Mother Teresa’s home for children in Calcutta, India. “If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.” “The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.”
Leslie Nichols, Artist