I heard a great analogy the other day between our lives and a painting. Just as in a painting, our lives, if you look at them closely you can see each brush stroke. In some instances you can even see the foundation sketch from beneath the paint. Up close it doesn’t seem to make much sense. It’s messy, chaotic, and clashing. But the further you step back, the more beautiful everything is. You start to see how each brush stroke (each life situation) works together to form a big picture. Were you to remove some of those brush strokes that seemed ugly close up, you would alter the image, changing it from its intended beauty. (Thanks for that neat analogy, Chris!)
God continues to place people in our lives to help us along on our journey. They too make up some of the brush strokes helping to form the great picture. I had mentioned a few days ago that I had spoken with a woman who has an adorable little girl who is now 4 years old with trisomy 18. I didn’t want to mention her by name without first asking her permission. I had the pleasure and honor of speaking with Karen Santorum over the phone, now a couple of times. My Mom shared the blog on her FB page. A few days later I was so excited to hear that she was interested in talking with me!! She has been a wealth of information, sharing her knowledge as it pertains to Bella’s care, and potentially Nora’s as well. I am so very grateful that she would take the time from her busy life to offer me much needed advice and to listen to my concerns. After my initial astonishment that I was actually on the phone with Karen Santorum, it was like I was just simply talking with a good friend! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Karen! I look so forward to talking with you more!
Here are some pictures from today.
Nora had another outing today to Nana & Papa’s house to wish Papa a Happy belated Birthday! She did very well on the way over and back and seemed to enjoy the love and attention from everyone. She is such a beautiful gift to all of us. God is good.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5 NIV)