For Mackro Tex this week a Fairy Tale was asked …
This gave me the idea for this post. It is a retrospect, not a brag book, In all what happened I am very much aware I owe everything to my heavenly father. This post isn’t finished yet, but I’ll add to it during the week.
(1) As a child my first two books were a book with fairy tales, and a children’s Bible. My two favorites for long, because they had an illustration with every story.
In retrospect, these two also had the most influence, since the fairy tales stirred my imagination, and the bible showed that with God all things are possible.
In retrospect these were the pillars for what I believed my life and my creativity could be, but if someone would have told me the details of the future, I would have thought that for all these things to happen, it would be a fairy tale.
(Tue Treasure, ABC Wed. – T, Makro-Tex)
(2) A budding bearded Iris
In being able to travel to different cultures, and do things most of my friends would not even think of. To go to college in another country, and study in another language. My wish to become a doctor, to have a house of my own. These two books opened the door to believe my wishes really could become true.
(Tue Texture, Nature Notes, Floral Bliss, Floral Fri Foto, Bloom. Fri)
(3) Door to the Secret Garden
We had friends who didn’t question our wild dreams and helped us making our dreams come true, and gladly gave Christmas packages with clothes and toys for us and our children (image 8) .
The middle bottom is the door of a dream our friends had – image (5) below.
(4) For you who don’t live in the States, it is the colors of the shawl around the neck, my advisor behind me is adjusting, that specifies the degree. To add the confusion, each university has their own colors:)
Long ago …wanted to do my doc degree “in absentia”, but my family bribed me with a grad. party if I would go through the ceremony. Why I hate graduations is the pomp like it’s a presidential inauguration. Also, because I’m expected to smile when people like Mackie suddenly become Dr. McQ., and Ioma, is Dr. H., and Dick, smiling on the left, is Dr. M. Actually this is not the worst part, but all the speeches that do not mean a thing to me … you get the drift.
Even in a fairy tale, in the non-digital era (pic above) we worked for everything we reached.
(5) Sometimes a dream takes a turn
The four of us are reflected in the building of our friends dream. Once they were our students, but we have through the years kept in contact. They thought this big center for all the different ministries was their dream. Extremely disappointed when their dream was seemingly thwarted. Yet, destiny brought them even on a higher plane, when the opportunity came to become the head of a denomination, which happened this year. That was another part of their lives’ dream. They never could have overseen both at the same time.
(Thurs. Doors, Weekend Reflection)
This part of my dreams went off the cliff!
My dream was to comfortably paint on a canvas 24 x 30 inches, but became last year a 9 x 7 feet (the left canvas). Still hardly have a grid how to fill a 10 x 17 feet one. It’s so high hubby had to build a platform. He could not see me painting on a ladder at 10 feet high, and I couldn’t either, because I passed 26:), The railing is for safety of all the kids visiting:)
Maybe your life has been the opposite. Thinking you have nothing, or gained little to be proud of. Again, it is not my intention to make the reader jealous or depressed, or show I’m a favorite.
What I do hope is that this retrospect shows that anything good can happen in your life, no matter if you are over 50, 60 …
It began all with two favorite books. The Fairy Tales and the Children’s Bible.
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