Gather Round: A Real Family Portrait

Many years ago, before I was a mother, my husband and I strolled around a Norman Rockwell exhibit at the art museum in downtown Nashville. The walls were lined with his visions of the iconic family and also the social events of the time. The genius of Rockwell was that he made you wishful and wistful and also grateful for the family you had.

I know you know his famous Thanksgiving picture, with everyone smiling around a turkey bigger than a labrador.  Nobody’s fighting. Nothing’s spilled. No one’s still in the other room watching football. Well, I’ve written my own version of the family portrait, the real life snap shot of our dinner round the table for Tribe Magazine’s short story collection.

Click on the picture…to get the full picture of what our family looks like. I think Rockwell would be proud.

*Linking up with Amanda.