Good morning y'all!!! It's a beautiful day in my neighbor hood this morning and I hope and pray that is in yours too, where ever y'all are. In my neck of the woods, the sun is shining brightly. The birds are singing their songs just outside the living room window. There is a couple of little frogs that live under a shrub at the side of the house and I can hear them talking to one another. In my utility room, the washer is spinning a load of clothes and the dryer is drying a load. In the distance, someone is mowing. Every once in a while a vehicle will pass by. A train will roll thru the tracks in the far distance and the engineer will blow the horn, and I will catch myself wondering what kind of goods is on the train and where they are destined for. And just right next door, the hammering of the roofers putting a new roof on the neighbors house. They are most excited. Most of the sounds are just every day normal sounds, but it seems like I notice them more this morning for some reason. I guess so I can take a moment and just thank God for the ability to hear and enjoy the sounds. I just hope everyone else is enjoying the morning sounds also. I have a tendency to take so much for granted. What I heard and enjoyed yesterday will be heard and enjoyed tomorrow. That's not necessarily so. I am not promised tomorrow. Even if I am blessed to wake up tomorrow morning, I may not be able to hear what I heard yesterday. I may not be able to see what I seen yesterday. So, for this moment in time, and just this moment in time, I will make the choice to be happy I can hear and see and enjoy as much around me as possible. I hope you will too.
I started a small project back in January. It has been on and around my desk for all this time. It was something I felt compelled to do, but I didn't know who it was for. I just knew I had to try to make the picture in my minds eye come to life. I worked on it for a while and laid it aside. Because I had taken it as far as I could for that particular time. I needed to find out exactly who it was for before I could finish it. Every time I looked at and picked it up, I prayed for whomever God had intended this to be for. Well, last week it was made clear to me who it was for and I commenced to finishing it.
I hope you enjoy it. It started off as a postcard. One of those postcards that you color. Those that look like the zen tangle stuff. Upon getting a box of those postcards, I figured out quite quickly, that that type of coloring is not for me. But,,,,,, it wasn't a loss, because I used the first one of those that I messed up to make this project. hahaha Like I said earlier, I started it in January, so I don't remember the process of putting this together. I know I did use crumpled tissue paper on top of the postcard and then just layers and layers of acrylic paints and then I wrote the scripture on tracing paper and cut that out. I made a bunch of quilled flowers and got those glued on it and that's about as far as I took it at that point. Then, this past week, I knew who it was meant for, and I finished it up with lots of glitters and colored shell pieces and a couple of different structure pastes, just basically putting the finishing touches on it. I am so happy with the way this project turned out, even if it did take 8 months to complete. hahahaha
Anyway, that's one of the projects I have been working on and finally got wrapped up. It feels good to accomplish something, even if it did take more than half the year. hahaha
One last thought to leave you with before I leave you today. God doesn't just "show up" when we need Him, He's already there. No matter what comes your way, God is already there, waiting for you to call on Him, thank Him, praise Him, worship Him. Don't you enjoy it when a friend wants to spend time with you? God enjoys it too, when we want to spend time with Him. Remember, He's already there, He's just waiting on us to "show up".
I hope and pray that each and every one of y'all have a wonderful day. Listen to some of the sounds around you before your day ends and thank God for your hearing and your sight. Be blessed in the name of Jesus Christ today and always remember that God loves y'all and I do too!!!! hugs, Patty