I got the portrait of my mom back! I'm so pleased with it. A big thank you shout out to my dad.
My mother-in-law, Lourdes took me to a framing shop and helped me pick out the mats and frame. The frame is silver but has rust colored lines through it that match her hair.
We hung it at the bottom of our stairs and it's in between the kitchen and living/dinning room area.
The kids and I are enjoying having her picture so close by, and in a small way it's like having her with us.
Claudia keeps looking up and asking "mommy, nana is in our heart, right?"
I'm trying my best to explain that Jesus lives in our heart, and nana is with Jesus so in a way she's there too. And we will always carry her memory in our hearts.
We miss you mom. We will never forget the enormous love you poured into our lives.