24 x 36 Oil on Canvas
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© Laurie Justus Pace Graphics One Design 2005
The Painting: This was from the archives. I actually did some collaging at Stacey's house on Jan 1st, but have not shot pictures of it. Will try and do that!
The Thought: This can't come from the archive as I write it from my heart with every key stroke.
Every heartbeat is from God's hand.. your heartbeat and mine. Every second is yours to take and use to the best it can be used. My wish for you this day is not to waste any part of it. Live it as it was meant to be lived.
As we took down the Christmas tree yesterday and I carefully put away my new manger scene... I thought lovingly of the angel that bought it for our family. She is a dear sister/friend that lives far from us in Texas. As I cradled each piece dusting it and wrapping it carefully... I thought of her and how blessed every Christmas would be with this wonderful new manger scene/group that she bought for our family. She is here in spirit in so many things in my home already, but this will be something I will cherish tenderly and pass on to Tink one day. Terry chuckled at me watching my face and actions and said, "you really like this don't you..." I nodded with a tear on my cheek and said how much I did cherish it.
As you put away the festivities of Christmas, reflect back through the years and the pieces of family that live on through your celebration. I laughed earlier because we have boxes of ornaments from KMART that were made in Bavaria. They were from Terry's side of the family from YEARS ago and are absolutely delicately gorgeous. You can't buy these anywhere now days... hand painted and so delicate. We have used them every year and together we pack them away sharing moments of Christmas past. It is a warm joyful thing to start the new year. Tucking away the memories of yesterday and embracing the new moment today.
Wishing you blessings of Abundance.
“Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”- Psalm 90:12