I was staring at the grass as I was thinking about my son getting married during rehearsal. I was sitting in the front row by my mother. Our whole family was not there. I knew my son had put more work into our family than others may know and now he was making a new life and family of his own.
I know this grass won't always be green and days won't always be bright and warm as they are today. But today they are. It is a bright, warm, wonderful day and my son deserves it with his new bride. She is a perfect fit for him. She is like a beautiful, cheerful, tender flower.
And when cold winds blow, the skies grow gray and the grass is limp and yellow, I pray they will hang on tight to each other and weather all storms together.
May they know, without wandering, the grass is not always greener on the other side, but with good loving care, and persistent effort and surrender to God, their side of life will be rich, healthy, fulfilling and strong.
I don't want to miss the many things that are pleasant to reflect upon in my life by counting up the disagreeable things.... Thank you God for giving us Your Son who was willing to die for us.
My son was always very serious when he was little. He looked at things often in black and white. He cared about justice and things being right, and fair. He was sensitive and strong- willed. He is still all these things and more. He is tender, generous, intuitive, intelligent, strong and assertive. He is married. He picked a beautiful, loving, generous, thoughtful, young lady to be his wife. They are both creative and artistic. I am delighted for these lovely traits and gifts they have.
I now have a new daughter-in-law. It is wonderful to have a sweet daughter, and for my son a sister. Our little family grew. I pray we will grow and do many special things together. I painted before the wedding as I was nervous, sentimental and full of a lot emotions and memories. I just want to sleep now, but already in my head some paintings are forming. My heart is full. I have to paint and pray it out. It was precious wedding for a precious couple. I am humbled to be a part of their lives..
Artist & Storyteller
"The grass fadeth and the flower, but the word of our God shall stand forever." -Isaiah 40:8