Pastel Painting 2006 medium: Prismacolor NUPASTEL I did this pastel to always remind Alan of the intense love he felt the first time he held our newborn daughter in his strong arms! Our little girl really was a miracle. We almost lost her several times during the pregnancy due to past surgeries I had and complications. I spent 6 months on bed rest and If I even coughed it was to the hospital I went! Then to top it off, once I finally got her home she had jaundice and had to stay in a light tank and was only allowed out to nurse. It was so sad! Our eyes were cooked from stareing at her in the little tank for days. This was the moment after the doctor said she was okay and didn't ever have to go back in that dreadful thing again. Alan held her and she fell immediately asleep in his arms. I think it was one of the most beautiful moments I have ever witnessed.