Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tiger Lily Pages

We had my Grandfather's memorial service this past Saturday.
It was a beautiful service filled with sunshine, tears, and laughter.   

A few weeks ago, I was talking to his Reverend.  
He asked me how I was doing.  Overwhelmed and sad, I shared my heart with him.
He gently said, "You know, some of the hardest times bring about the best opportunities." 
At first I thought, "Opportunities?  Seriously?  What are you talking about?"  
  
But he was right.  I'm beginning to see the clouds lift and opportunities spring up all around myself & my family:   renewed hope, strength, courage, trust, & even some healed relationships.

It reminded me that God watches over us in our every-day struggles...
that He cares & heals.

pages in watercolor & white ink
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"Look to the lilies how they grow!" 
'Twas thus the Saviour said, that we,
Even in the simplest flowers that blow,
God's ever-watchful care might we see."
- David Macbeth Moir -

6 comments:

  1. It is beautiful - your realization and the artwork! Your grandfather had so much love from you.

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  2. I am so sorry about your loss :( My thoughts are with you and your family. I agree with the Reverend. The same thing happened in my family and it has brought some good things out of the deep sadness.

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  3. So sorry for your loss. Your pages are really beautiful. The colors are so intense.

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  4. It is so hard to say goodbye to those we love. His legacy will live on through your words and the beautiful art you create inspired by his life. He is always with you in your heart. Hugs xo

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  5. thank you, jenny, for this gentle reminder.

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