Monday, September 8, 2014

#LifeIsGood #WeMissYou #SunflowersForTina


I thought I was going to have to purchase a sunflower, because some rotten, four-footed, evil creature ate the sunflowers we had growing in a pot on the front porch.

Stupid rodent.

As I was passing my son's art wall I looked up and saw his sunflower picture that's been there for over a year.


I immediately knew that Tina would love this picture because it was drawn by a little boy for his mother.

Tina, I'm sharing this with you.




Tina's family has also set up the Downey Education Fund, which will go toward a college fund for Tina’s two boys.

You can donate via this link:

42 comments:

  1. Lovely picture, Heather. It's a perfect tribute.

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  2. You know Tina would totally dug the art, she found beauty in everything and especially in the sunflowers. Thank you all for doing such great things for Tina, she would have loved it.

    Jeremy

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  3. That's such a wonderful picture by your son and a wonderful tribute to Tina's memory. I hope this makes her smile as she looks down on us. Life is Good.

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  4. yep. that's the best kind of art. #LifeisGood

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  5. Love this Heather, and I'm sure Tina would have too. Perfect.

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  6. This is such a perfect tribute to Tina!

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  7. Beautiful art. A fitting tribute.

    Darn rodent...

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  8. That perfect! (Sorry about the four foot creatures. They can be such a pain!) Tina would love it!

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  9. A fitting tribute to Tina. God bless her soul.

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  10. Omg your son's sunflower painting is a wonderful tribute to Tina!

    What a thoughtful way to post a photo in her memory that honors the very essence of why she was dear to so many people...because she cannot be duplicated, just like the painting. There is only one and there is only one Tina Downey. How lovely of you to present something so perfectly fitting for this day!

    ~Nicole

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  11. The drawing is perfect...
    Life is good!

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  12. Perfect, just perfect!! Tina will love it.

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  13. I think you are correct, Tina would love that beautiful artwork. And for big rodents - yuck, and sorry to read it.

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  14. I love pictures drawn by children before someone tells them they've got the color "wrong" or the perspective is "off." This one was perfect.

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  15. Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments.
    I'm off to conquer the list and get some wonderful sunflower vibes!
    Heather

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  16. Artwork from your son---I can't think of a sunflower representation much more special than that. Nice job.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  17. Beautiful artwork, just perfect to honor Tina today. It's all about love. :)

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  18. That's precious, Heather. She would love it. It was meant to be - rodent and all.

    Love and blessings.

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  19. Oh, I'm so glad you spotted the picture, Heather! It's perfect!!! So much love. <3

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  20. So sweet! That's a talented lil' artist, who no doubt has brightened more than one Momma's day:)
    Epitaph

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  21. Perfect! I would have drawn one myself if only I was confident I could do it. I think this is the perfect gift for Tina...Super-LIKE!!!

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  22. A van Gogh in the making! So lovely and fitting for Tina.

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  23. Great picture. Your son is very talented.

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  24. I think kids' artwork is so special and treasure the ones my son makes as well. Yours is lovely and compliments this tribute for Tina so well. Michelle

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  25. I love your son's artwork. It's perfect! :)

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  26. Your son has talent! I know Tina would love it, too.

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  27. Thank you to all my nice visitors!
    It was wonderful that you stopped by!

    Heather

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  28. Oh, this is so moving, Heather. I'm sure Tina would absolutely love the picture, especially because it is done by a very talented son for his mother. Thank you for sharing.

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  29. Oh, she would, she would! It's beautiful.

    As to the rodent, it was probably a squirrel; they are evil.

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  30. Kids always make beautiful artwork even if it's not technically skillful. It's from the heart just like this post Heather.

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  31. What a beautiful tribute, those sunflowers are wonderful, so vibrant.

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  32. This is a beautiful tribute. The sunflowers for Tina are lovely.

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  33. I love the drawing of the sunflowers and I think Tina would have too!

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  34. Thank you, everyone.

    I'm so glad so many of you were able to stop by.

    Heather

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  35. Hi Heather ... Tina would have loved your son's picture of his sunflowers to you .. she would definitely share .. such a great idea ...

    She was a special person .. cheers Hilary

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  36. I'm sorry to hear your sunflowers got eaten but that is a lovely picture and I'm sure Tina would appreciate it all the more. Lovely tribute!

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  37. How incredibly sweet! That's a perfect way to do a tribute.

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  38. I think the thing I love most about this blog tribute that we've done to/for Tina is not only that it's so fun to learn more about her, but that each person's version of "her" flower is different. You are soooo right. She would love this one.

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