Monday, July 8, 2013

This Sunshine-y Moment Matters


This last week
my home and heart has busted wide open
and glitter
magic tricks
spontaneous moments of profound value.

Three classes were held
with moms, grandparents and kids of many ages.

"Sunshine On My Shoulders" art class
was inspired by my own daughter's desire to
attend one of my art classes
as well as her signature drawings
of sunshine-on-her-head girls with curly cue hair.

Providing an opportunity
to preserve drawings and words
with meaningful memories
was at the heart of this class.

The art created
brought tears to my own eyes
and goosebumps to my arms.

Again and again,
I was blown away
by the depth of thought
as well as the humor and moments of silly fun
that all weaved together.

It is humbling that my cottonwood tree
has shaded all of these souls
as we recorded moments that mattered.

My heart is full.

My face hurts from smiling.

So many corners of this world
were brought together at this one
"little house on the prairie".

A granddaughter visiting her grandma
who has been with her family serving as missionaries in the Ukraine.
Locals from Sturgis, Union Center, Red Owl, Maurine, 
Rapid City, Spearfish and Dupree.
A daughter adopted from China.
Three families with daddy's serving in the Army NG and Air Force.
One of those is visiting from Florida and one daddy is in Alabama for the summer.
College students from Nebraska.
And a family from Canada and Wyoming and recently Texas
that will soon be moving to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East.

Rays of happy "Sunshine Art" will be going all over the globe.

Life is good.


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  1. What you are doing is BEAUTIFUL. You are changing hearts and lives. God is So good and you are such a loving example of Him!!!!

  2. that was just awesome. what a great class. i loved seeing the pictures. can imagine the heart-growing, loving memories it created for everyone. perfect!!!! xo


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