9 // 52

9 // 52 // Lillia
9 // 52 // Zane

“A portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2015.”

Lillia: Your eye is healing, but only after getting much, much worse. By Thursday your eye was bloodshot all the way from the outer left edge to the iris. I admit, I was getting a little worried. You said you wanted me to take you to the doctor on Friday, and I agreed that was probably a good idea. But, on Friday morning you woke up and your eye looked about a hundred times better — it was like a miracle! And, now it is almost completely healed. You sure were lucky that you didn’t hurt yourself worse than you did. It would be challenging to be a one-eyed artist!

Zane: This week you started learning about the solar system at school. You seemed excited about it, but I didn’t really give it much thought until we were reading a book that had some pictures of planets in it, and you said, “Hey, that’s Saturn!” And, you were right! You also showed me Earth, Mars, and Jupiter. People always say that kids’ minds are like sponges, and it’s true. It’s amazing how much information you can accurately retain, even if you’ve only been told once. So, we got out our big picture book about outer space and spent a long time looking at everything. I asked you which planet was your favorite and you said, “Saturn! But, Mars is scary because you might crash your spaceship into it!”

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Kelli Ann Wilson

Kelli lives in rural New Hampshire with her husband Damian and their two children. She works as a writer, and in her free time enjoys reading, gardening, taking pictures, walking in the woods, and celebrating the seasons of nature and the feasts, festivals, and holy days of the Christian year.

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