This “Abloom Collection” series features 15 pieces of wood burned and painted art.
I have been holding my daughter tighter today. She has no idea that things like this happen in their world, and I am expected to raise her in it.
When did it happen to you? Was it when your first child was born? Maybe it happened when you were making dinner in your new house? Did it happen when you heard the piano play and your groom waiting at the end of the aisle? You have to come to a point where you look around and realize that God provided.
For 5 years, Jordan has made the comment, “I want to get you something you have always wanted, but I want to wait until we have a house.” I am not a gifts oriented person whatsoever, but I have had a list in my head of all the things it could possibly be. A family name sign? A piece of jewelry with some sentimentality of a home? Maybe a new set of dishes? Nope. I was completely wrong. For 5 years, I have heard him talk this gift up like it was going to be an epic and amazing gift. People, he gave me a withering tree.
“I can do all things through Christ.”
I made a sign with these words and reflected on how this verse has truly impacted me in the past few years. It is much easier said in church than believed in everyday life. This is a verse I have heard my entire life, but realized that it only became close to me when Jordan entered PA school. When we got the news that he got into Emory, I was so excited but also worried of the unknown. We had visited Emory for the interview and also visited again to see the school and find a place to live. God opened doors before going to Atlanta. Emory was the first school Jordan got accepted to and my elementary school was the first job I accepted.
Recently, I asked other creatives to view my site and constructively critique it as a customer. They were gracious enough to show me their sites and offer their opinions. I truly appreciate them taking the time to check it out. At the very bottom of my website, I added Scripture. I could’ve chosen my favorite quote about art and creativity. I could’ve left it blank. I could’ve chosen to put my own words onto the page. I could’ve, but didn’t. I chose a discreet way of sharing God’s word.