I love that my website attracts requests for touching commission requests such as the one below:
The better part of last year I spent in surgery, chemo or having double radiation for cancers. So far I am in remission and doing very well. One of the many wonderful caregivers with a daunting task is a trainer for Fitsteps For Life, a free program designed to make us chemo and radiation patients get out of bed and work out and not allowing us to become bedridden. The program that I am enrolled in is hosted by the generosity of Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.
Our wonderful trainer lost her young mother recently to cancer. Her mother lived and died at home in Jacksonville, Texas. Hours before she passed on, she told her family of a bird that had started inhabiting her garden and for them to understand that things in this life are not as they seem. The bird was there that day and the family got a look at the bird, the Painted Bunting. She told her family that when she left them, there would be two. She died several hours later and as the family wandered into the garden, there were two of these beautiful birds on a branch in their mother’s garden.
Needless to say, the bird is now a huge symbol in the lives of that family. As a gesture of profound gratitude for this caregivers service to me and many others I would like to have you paint a small oil of this beautiful bird that she may receive anonymously for Christmas.
I assure you there is no better way to feel good about your work. I was incredibly honored to paint this colorful bird for my client and mail it to the recipient. How’s that for holiday cheer?