Friday, March 25, 2011

Fingerprint Friday... in pictures...

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know its true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? Here's how to join.

For me this week... it is the photos on my camera.  The moments that God allowed me to capture, for us to remember.  Photos are incredibly precious to me now.  Josie saved in a moment as a newborn, Sarah tiny and brand new.  And they are my only chance to gaze at Marie's face now.  Every photo is a blessing, and though I have a million snapshots in my head that I treasure it feels good to have the pictures... the recording of our lives.

My fingerprint this week is us in March, and the moments I was blessed to capture. 
At the Butterfly Pavilion for Marie's birthday.  Josie's dream has been for a butterfly to land on her finger...  I caught the moment...
There were the most beautiful flowers...  It is impossible not to think of Marie there among those flowers and the butterflies and all that beauty.

Sarah's personality is really starting to shine through.  She loves her new rain boots...  this is her after church one Sunday, still dressed up but outside to play!
Sarah is loving lipstick too... the other night I let her do my makeup.  She was thrilled with herself.
Another moment.  I asked her for a "big smile" and this is what I got.  Cheesy, fully of sass, sweet Sarah.

We are celebrating Lent.  Josie is doing a paper chain with a link for every day until Easter.  Every night after dinner we read the link which has a prayer, a conversation topic, a question etc. and add the link to the chain.  We talk about Jesus and the sacrifice and how blessed we are to be saved by grace.

Looking at this picture now I see Marie in her swing...  This really symbolises life for us now.  She's not really gone, still a part of our family just not physically here.  I am incredibly grateful to Jesus.  Because of His gift I am able to live with the hope of seeing my little girl again.

Luke hooking up the flatbed trailer.  They are pulling the old grapevine's out today.  Hauling them off.  A new start of sorts, cleaning up.  Change is a little scary but I'm ready for them to be gone as most were dead anyway.  It will be good to see flowers blooming there this summer... 
We are blessed by the work put before us.  The grapevines being torn out, a new shop going in.  The wheelbarrow is full of bulbs I am going to try replanting (hopefully it will be successful) and I have day lilys and poppy's I salvaged from where the shop went in.  Tomorrow I am hoping the weather is nice and I can be outside getting those plants in the ground. 



artsyclay said...

Beautiful photos! What fun with the lipstick! :)

Clarissa said...

Love the pictures! I see the Willow Tree Remembrance Angel we sent you guys next to Marie's picture and I'm glad that it's there... makes me feel good that part of us is next to Marie in a sense! :)
Every once in awhile we think about just leaving here and moving to CO... but I'm too scared! lol. Plus, Joey says that he only has his class B CDL and he figures he would need a class A (I think I got that right..?) to do any farm truck driving... course he could get his class A if needed. All of our family are here where we were born and raised, so its hard to think of leaving! Maybe someday we'll move there... you never know. God knows, though! :)