appropriate somehow...

I've been absent for a little over a week.
I spent eight days with my aging parents.
The decisions we needed to make were heavy ones.
I returned home yesterday afternoon and today went with my husband to Winona Lake (IN)
where he attended a seminar.
I stopped at a Goodwill store before settling in at a coffee shop there.
I purchased a mug ($.50) and this watercolor ($.75).
This was the explanation enclosed with the painting...
It was very appropriate to my current situation.
There WERE hours when the effort to look up in hope seemed too much;
however, the touch of the Holy DID invite me to stand up straight.
I shall cherish this painting and consider it quite a token of God's reassuring presence.
 (OK.  I THINK it is a watercolor.  I need to do a little more research.)

23 comments:

  1. That's a lovely picture - yes, it is a watercolour. Sending you good thoughts and strength, Rebecca, as you deal with these challenges and decisions. *hug*

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    1. "challenges and decisions...." That sums it up well! thanks for the hug, Sheila. You would have been impressed by how many ways I wore 2 skirts and 2 blouses over the period of 8 days!

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  2. Hello Rebecca. I'm so sorry you have been through difficult times lately. I know that helping elderly parents can often be heartbreaking. Susan

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    1. I'll be much more sympathetic to others going through this after this all is "behind" us! Thank you for your kind words, Susan.

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  3. Beautiful...a timely token to touch your life...this painting will always be special to you. I notice your blue shades shining from it too!

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    1. Yes! You're right about the blue shades!

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  4. I'm sorry, hope things get sorted out to your satisfaction. x

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    1. I know you've gone through some things with your parents - well, at least your father, right? Thanks for the encouraging word!

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  5. What a wonderful gift from God for you at this time. I love how He works things out like that. I loved the description and thoughts written about this painting. It definitely looks like a watercolor, but it could be a print of the original watercolor if this person did several of these for selling purposes. I love it.

    The pastor just preached on this event Sunday morning, and seeing this and reading it just speaks to my heart all over again.

    Thank you for sharing it and I pray that you and your family will continue to feel the love and strength of Jesus each day.

    Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Thanks, Lorraine. I suspect it might be a print, too. The message is the same and I ♥ it! I am walking "straighter" already just thinking about His outstretched arm.

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  6. What a beautiful painting and such special meaning for you at this time. Hope things work out smoothly for you and your parents. I had to do something of the same a couple of years ago with my Mom. I was lucky that she was clear minded and with the program.

    Darla

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    1. Thanks, Darla. I know that I am not the first - nor will we be the last - to navigate these stormy waters.

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  7. I think the Lord spoke to you wonderfully through this sweet print. This is one of my favorite stories from the Bible. This is really something to treasure for several reasons.
    Still praying~

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  8. What a sweet picture to find, I love it. The explanation is very encouraging. Cindy

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  9. I love this print and it says it all sweet lady. Lovely. Thank you for visiting me. God bless you.
    FABBY

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  10. Hi there! What a lovely picture and the wording is so special too, I do wish you strength and best wishes through the difficult times you are having. xxx

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. We are finding strength for each day. No more; no less.

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  11. I've been away too, my friend of 59 years passed away this past week. She and I were best friends from the age of five and saw each other every day. Then we grew up and apart dwindling to just a once a year Christmas card. Thank heaven for email and Facebook. We reconnected so easily about 10 years ago and often chatted and shared so many things. It was hard to lose her.

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  12. So sorry about the tough times and tough decisions to be made. How sweet to find such an uplifting and encouraging print and for such a good price... The places and ways in which the Lord chooses to bless us never cease to amaze me. :)

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  13. I really, really like this picture and especially like the meaning behind it. Yes, it's amazing how God's touch (through His Word or through others or..) can help lift our load!

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  14. Beautiful. Thinking of and praying for you my friend.

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