After my first attempt at drawing Chrysanthemums, my sweet husband came home with these gorgeous bright purple Chrysanthemums for me. An endearing gesture in any situation, but today it was more. It was an unspoken approval of my new undertaking. It was a symbol of his support for me and my passion. It was his pride in my courage and ambition, manifest. And, as they sit, smiling at me from my dining table, backlit by the glow of several large windows, they are a reminder of just how fortunate I am to have him by my side, as my best friend, on this journey and every other.