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15 June 2010

Leah Abstract Purple Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

20 x 30  Oil on Canvas

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The Painting: A beautiful drip already in a home....
The Thought:  Another day of collisions... The wind yesterday was about 25-30 knots this morning and I was not wanting to go out and as we were putting up the sails I suggested Terry take the boat out alone.  

This was not one of my best suggestions as I watched him struggle turning it around in the cove with the flaky winds churning three different directions.  The first time the boat rammed into a tree with the mast. That was not good on his body as he threw himself trying to hold onto it and messed up his leg trapping it between the boat rudders (Darn those rudders) and the shore.  He continued oblivious of the pain he was in and he struggled on board trying to row out with out me helping.  He yelled up, "I can't do this alone."  and I yelled back, "Don't go it is too windy." It really hurts to see someone you love struggle through something that is sapping their strength.

About that time the boat took off leaping out of the water and colliding in to a neighbors dock. It was ear splitting.  From there he finally got it turned around and back over to where I was and I helped him turn it around.  I told him he could pick me up in about an hour...just to go sail and enjoy it. He can't go fast and up on the hulls with me on the boat... I am terrified the thing will flip and at this age, I am not as agile as I was 20 years ago when we sailed all the time.

The kids want him to get a motor boat. I just would like a sailboat with sides and a little trolling motor to get in and out of the cover.  THAT is my kind of boat.  So the afternoon was spent icing his leg pretty bummed up on the shin area and very swollen.

The dog has poison ivy; Terry is in bed with his leg up; This is the life??

We get so determined in life to 'sail' despite the wind situations and warnings on the lake.  In our lives God gives us many warnings and then positive chances to see what He has for us.  Our human controlling side always wins out as we 'sail' forward later paying the consequences.


"Do not worry about anything."--Philippians 4:6


Nora Kasten said...

Laurie, I'm sorry that Terry is having such a hard time while learning a life lesson.

We lived on a beautiful lake in Indiana with a great boat house, Karl's super bass fishing boat and a big pontoon. My question is how much damage have you done to the neighbors' boat docks and how are they handling it.

Laurie Pace said...

The dock thankfully had bumpers...good bumpers and handled the catamaran ramming it quite well. The cat went up into the air nose up!

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