Inspired by my youngest son, Levi…

I remember years ago,
you were so little then.
I can’t help but wish,
that you were small again.
I’ve cried when you’ve faced heartaches,
and saw, that as you grew,
nothing broke your Spirit,
instead it strengthened you.
I’m filled with mixed emotions,
as I hold back all the tears
and, with much pride remember,
back so many years.
When I first held you in my arms,
if only I’d have known,
the years would feel like moments,
after you had grown.
You aren’t a child,
though in my eyes,
I guess you’ll always be,
that baby boy who changed my life,
and means the world to me.

© Cynthia A. Sieving

Credits to:
Background: AshenSorrow
Model: ThePropagation3
Layered & Textured
Edited in Corel Paintshop Pro Photo X2 and
Adobe Photo Shop CS5 (trial version)

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  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 3 years ago

    How awesome Carol…another excellent image from you!!! KUDOS!!! :o)

  • Thank you so very much dear Dawn for your support…I truly appreciate it!!!
    Thank you for the fave too :-)

    – Carol Knudsen

  • snapitnc
    snapitncover 3 years ago

    great piece of work carol,and a great verse,cheers mike

  • Thanks for that Mike :-)

    – Carol Knudsen

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayover 3 years ago

    Fantastic new work Carol! :O)

  • Thank you Vanessa :-)

    – Carol Knudsen

  • Christina Backus
    Christina Backusover 3 years ago

    Wonderful! I really do like this one

  • Thank you Christina…for the fave and the lovely comment :-)

    – Carol Knudsen

  • hampshirelady
    hampshireladyover 3 years ago

    Hats off to you Carol – I simply adore this – my grandson is 17 and this really makes me think of my gorgeous boy – same hair same build (though Jake is 6ft 6 inches can you believe) when he is contemplative mood – so lovely and one of my all time favourites – forever I should think. Sue

  • Thank you Sue….My inspiration for this image was my youngest son who is 23 and 6ft 4 inches…He is one of my favorite human beings. The joy I feel when he comes home to spend time is enormous…
    Actually I had more written in the desciption about 10 minutes ago but took it out because a part of it was too deep and emotional even for me…

    – Carol Knudsen

  • hampshirelady
    hampshireladyover 3 years ago

    Don’t ask my why but this image has touched my soul – made me feel really emotional – it is just tooooo beautiful for words – what a softie I am – and how talented are you x

  • Thank you for the fave Sue…means alot…

    – Carol Knudsen

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchover 3 years ago

    Carol this is amazing xx

  • Thank you dear Lissy…for the fave and this awesome comment :-)

    – Carol Knudsen

  • -Whisper-
    -Whisper-over 3 years ago

    How immersive! What a really awesome image!

  • Hi Whisper!!! Thanks so much for your beautiful comment and the fave :-)

    – Carol Knudsen

  • AndyGii
    AndyGiiover 3 years ago

    Dark, mysterious and edgy. Wonderful art

  • Thank you and thank you Andy!!! :-)

    – Carol Knudsen

  • Angel Warda
    Angel Wardaover 3 years ago

    ooooooh! very eerie! love this….

  • Thank you very very much Angel…for the fave and the great comment!!! :-)

    – Carol Knudsen

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