Awhile back I received a special gift from my beautiful blog friend, Violet. It is such a personal gift – done with extreme detail, love and compassion. Because this is such a personal gift, I wasn’t quite sure if I would share it with all of you. (Infact, I really get embarrassed about sharing what others have lovingly given to me). HOWEVER, this would be a lovely present for you to give to someone you care about and Violet’s work is impeccable.
The gift is a precious digital oil painting of our late son, Jordan, tightly hugging me. You see, this photo was taken by my husband, unbeknownst to me, the morning of Jordan’s 25th birthday and his wedding day. My husband took it with his 35mm camera (I know, who still uses film?) and had it developed after Jordan’s passing. When I first saw it, I just broke down. However, I felt that it was a pure blessing to have and felt God and Jordan giving me a gentle hug at that very second. The photo took me back to that joyful moment in our life.
I have shared about this photo before and Violet had read the story on my blog. She later contacted me and said that she had made the photo into an oil rendition and asked if it would be okay to send it to me. When I read her words, I wept. Of course, dear Violet, of course. Violet asked me to choose a Bible verse to go with the photo. There were several that came to my mind, but I chose Exodus 33:14 - “My presence will go with you and I will give you rest.”
Violet’s gift came wrapped in beautiful paper and tied to the bow was a little card with this special message…..a reminder that Jesus loves us.
The back of the painting has information about Violet’s fine art and contact information.
“Because Life Is A Work Of Art” ….. so true, so true!
This is a painting of sweet Violet and her beautiful dogs.
Violet, dear friend, thank you. Your loving heart has touched our family so deeply. We opened the package together, too. I knew it was coming, but my husband and son did not. We all cried – tears of joy, tears of missing our Jordan, tears of appreciation.
……and here I go again…tears welling up in my eyes.
AND….. like so many of you, she has an AWESOME studio where she creates!!!!!!!
So…. happy day to you all. Happy weekend and best wishes to you from me.
I will be back next week for more of our garden walk. That was fun, was it not?
be sweet and be good to you.