Monday, July 19, 2010
Cycles of Life
Guest Artist: Lovey
A few weeks ago, I was very blessed to discover a wonderful artist named Lovey. Her work is amazing and visiting her blog is like going on a whimsical excursion.
While I was there, I saw this picture of her with her mother who is now deceased. Indeed, it is such a loss for Lovey and I appreciate that she featured her lovely mom on her blog. Indeed, it is a way to celebrate her life and what she means to her.
It got me to thinking about the commandment to honor our fathers and mothers. But, how do we honor them? I think we honor them not only by being concerned about their well-being, but also by creating lives that they can be proud of. After all, we are the ones whom they stayed up with at night--the ones who made them realize what prayer was all about if we didn’t come home on time as teenagers.
And, for so many of us, the cycle continues...We are the ones staying up at night with our little ones or worrying when our teenagers drive their cars at night to a local movie...or are concerned when we’ve got students away at college or married children who need our advice about which colors look best in their living rooms.
The cycle of life is a beautiful path to be a part of...I am so thankful that in the midst of creating such beautiful art that Lovey introduced us to her lovely mother who was and still is an inspiration to her.
I think this leaves us with a poignant question: How can we be a greater inspiration not only to our children, but to others?
I’m going to work on that this week and am very grateful to Lovey for helping us all to contemplate this important issue in our lives.
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 11:36 PM