Friday, January 15, 2010

Fingerprint Friday...

it's been a week of not feeling well here...survival of the fittest... :) and i need a little uplifting message to post...

i love checking TheRustedChain each day to see what she posts... on Friday, she always does what's called "Fingerprint Friday" - which is based on a great Steven Curtis Chapman song... you can go to her site and read the lyrics of the song, etc.

i love to take pictures...but i'm not a professional photographer or anything... i took this last year... i love the color...and the rain drops on it...

and, in the dead of winter here, it just reminds me that spring and summer will come...and so will the beautiful flowers...



but, it's kind of symbolic in other ways, too... everyone is talking about the awful tragedy in Haiti... i can't even imagine... i can't imagine having to bury your own family members... i can't imagine having to watch loved ones, friends, or even strangers, laying in the streets...
but being a momma, i am just wondering how in the world these people are surviving with their babies...and infants... food? water? and, God forbid...babies with injuries... i can't even imagine it! it has to be...just awful...


the symbolism... in the darkness, i know that God is with these people... i pray for miracles...and for quick responses... but i mostly pray for the people to know that, soon, despite the pain and grief that they're facing first hand, God will bring beauty and renewal...
maybe in the form of a pretty pink rose in destroyed gardens...
maybe in the form of a smile...
maybe in the form of a someone providing medical attention...

if you check out TheRustedChain link above, you will see that she makes some beautiful jewelry (i just got a piece myself! :))... she's donating a portion of her price for each piece towards Haiti...and there are other ways to get her to donate, too...

we are so blessed...and if you have the means, please feel free to share your blessings with the people of Haiti on this Fingerprint Friday... :)

4 comments:

artsyclay said...

such a beautiful rose and so uplifting at such a difficult time.

your baby is sooooo precious.

Snowcatcher said...

You don't have to be a professional photographer when you can get incredible photos like that. And God's beauty does somewhat soften the blow of the tragic moments, reminding us He's still there, even though there is still suffering. Gives me strength to do my best to help however I can!

Snowcatcher said...

PS: This is a beautiful blog!

Graceful Moments said...

Lovely rose and beautiful sentiment.