Friday, June 24, 2011

Fingerprint Friday...

Yesterday I woke up with a heavy heart and missed Marie all day long.  What would she be doing now?  How long would her hair be?  Would I be starting to maybe help her more with her letters to teach her to read (she could have, her mind was sharp, it was only the body broken).  I missed feeding her breakfast and trying to keep her feet off the dining room table.  I cleaned the bathroom and missed looking out to see her sitting in her nap nanny in the doorway and talking to me.  I missed napping with her after lunch.  I wonder what sort of big sister she would be and if she'd be as excited about the new baby coming as Josie is.

So I cleaned, I had lunch with my a good friend.  I ran Josie to gymnastics and Sarah took a nap while I watered.  We went in the pool when Sarah got up and friends stopped by to visit and all day long I was busy and had company.  And it was good. 

Last night after dinner we were out in the backyard and I randomly snapped pictures of our night.  I was mentally cataloging the good things, the blessings, and it helped my heart not to hurt so much.
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
 Sarah's picture face, waiting for the flash...
 My petunias.  They're so simple but they're so pretty.
 Blessed in that for the last eight years our house has been filled with tiny toe-nails for me to paint.
 Josie's imagination.  It is amazing.
 A flower in the ally, unexpected pretty.
 The sunset.  And Marie... she's just behind it.  Because there's no night in Zion.
 My tiger lily's with buds on, I can't wait to see them bloom.

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Southern Traditions Boutique said...

What a beautiful post. I'm praying for you and your family! Thanks for sharing, as God wants us to share our feelings with each other!

Kelley said...

What picture pictures and post. Hopped over from Bekis. Praying God's hope continues to shine on you and your beautiful family.

artsyclay said...

May God keep pouring out His blessings on you, to help your heart not hurt so much. Beautiful, beautiful pictures.