Friday, January 29, 2010

Fingerprint Friday....

Beki, from "The Rusted Chain," encourages us to cherish God's fingerprints in our lives... those fingerprints are all around us... sometimes we may have to look around our world for a bit, but most of the time, they're quite obvious... :)
to me, fingerprints are things that give you goosebumps, make you smile, or warm your heart...somtimes they may even make you want to cry, too... to me, most fingerprints provide me with a forever memory...



i took this photo in the summer of 2006 while visiting my grandma with my mom... my grandmother lives in a town of fewer than 800 people...she's surrounded by beautiful farms in Eastern Illinois... She has lived in the same general area all of her life (she's 88), still lives in the house where my mom grew up... I love going there...

i've always been fastinated with my ancestors...and on the day this photo was taken, we went to Bodkin's Cemetary. it's a very small cemetary that must have been visited with wagons and horses...or maybe even people just walking to bury their loved ones. it happens to be where our family (grandfather's side) was buried for years...dating back to the 1700s... my great great greats are there...

it's a very neat place to visit...it's literally out in the middle of corn and soybean fields and we travel on lots of dirt roads just to get there...

it's a beautifully quiet area... you can hear the birds and the bugs...you can enjoy the fresh air...and i just feel so peaceful walking among the graves of my ancestors... i wish i knew them...

as we were there, this beautiful butterfly landed on the lush green grass...it appeared out of nowhere...almost like a little visitor... :) i didn't get its full wings, however...it flew away too quickly. for the few seconds that i saw her, she was breath-taking...the darkest black wings with a beautiful spectrum blue, tiny flecks of white, and a little dot of orange...

it's no doubt that something this beautiful was created by God... :)

2 comments:

Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

Very cool photo :) I too have relatives buried in rural cemeteries, and it is always peaceful.

Graceful Moments said...

Great photo of the beautiful photograph. No doubt in my mind that He created it all! Great post!