In the end, it’s all in the details: the eyes, her mouth, the teeth (finally!), the hint of a dimple high on her cheek and even the setting are what make the portrait Mila. It’s important to know when you’re finished with a painting…enough to call it done. Believe me, I could obsess over the portrait, but now that I can see MGee, sitting on the window seat in Lasa’s room, with pillows behind her and her face lit up with glee (as usual, I might add—she is a happy girl) on her first birthday, I’m satisfied. Actually, I’m pretty pleased that I’ll be able to look at the painting in Florida this winter, when I’m not a seven minute drive away from seeing my girls, and be reminded of her joy.