I just love this picture of my sister Madeleine! My mom called her Lynnie. She was about four or five when it was taken. I can't remember when it was taken but I know it was when we lived on Hawks Avenue near Union, in Vancouver. She is three years older than I am, so that would have put me at approximately the year and a half to two year mark when this pretty little ballerina posed for the camera.
I always loved looking through the piles of pictures in a box of photos that Mom and Dad kept and this one always stood out. When I was little, I was so jealous that my sister had this neat ballet dress and a flower wreath in her hair and ballet slippers. I'm guessing the dress was pink. The perfect package she was and is.
Today when I look at it, it makes me smile. Smile for the sweet little girl she once was. Smile, because I can see her son Bryan and her Grandson Jacob in that dear little face. Smile because grown up Madeleine knew how much I loved this picture of her and she kindly made me a copy which I keep on a stand right by my computer!