Ok, I didn't throw in the towel. I just needed time to myself. John came and took Jerry off to hit golf balls at the driving range. My daughter and her family went on over to Beaufort, this cute little fishing village nearby, so I got the day all to myself. Ahhhhhh! I didn't have to think for anyone!
My paintings are all farmed out right now. I hope they sell. $$$$. So, I thought I'd do a little "me" painting. I've grown to love the support that women give to each other. In my young years, I didn't have that many girlfriends. Thought they were too caddy and backstabbing. We are girls like that? Anyway, as I've grown OLD, I've come to love the "sisterhood." Most women I see now have that nurturing instinct and are sensitive to each other hurts and needs. (Unless, they are still self centered @#&(*#&).
The other day, I was riding my bike around the neighborhood and I saw a young woman in her thirties playing checkers with, what looked like, her grandmother. They were sitting on the front porch, the older woman all hunched over with her cane, and the younger woman curled up in her chair, chatting while they played. It was a beautiful picture of love and compassion! Also, I know how my young friend with breast cancer loves her sisterhood support. We met up last week and she had just had her head shaved and was wearing her fancy bandana. I sort of combined those two thoughts and began to paint the old woman and the young woman, but the young woman has a flowery bandana. They needed each other in their own special way. I hope it sends a "sisterhood" message to those who see it.
Just being able to get my mind on these things, helped bring the love back.
Philippians 4:6. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me--put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."
I love those verses. Time alone. Time with God. Sue's got her love back.