15 March 2016

the picture on the wall.

a couple weeks ago i ventured 
to a nearby city to check out
a little antique shop
newly known to me. 
and while in that shop
and after a bit of gentle
haggling over price,
this large watercolor
decided to make its new
home our home.
it has it all ...
the right grays, taupe, and yellow.
the hubs put it up for me,
to the right of my bedroom chair.

this week is very full with preparation 
for the upcoming vintage trailer show
and antique flea market, put on by the
shop where i work. The Red Door.
i'm coordinating the trailers
and looking forward to sharing pictures
of those, the classic tow vehicles, and
views of the antique vendor spots.
a rockabilly band will keep things hoppin'
and there will be four food trucks
offering sustenance throughout the day.
if you're local to the sacramento area
and would like to join in on the fun, 
please do come! and search for me
among the trailies. it should be a lovely day.

march 17 is st. patricks day
and while it would typically be a fun
and frivolous time of celebration,
it's a day that meets my husband
and i in a deeply somber mood.
it will be the 4th anniversary
of the last time was saw and
embraced our daughter
before she severed relationship
and blocked us entirely
from her life.
same thing too too too many other
daughters who went through
"that program" have done to their
own parents .. leaving them 
to pick up the pieces of their hearts.
it shouldn't have happened.
...  but  ... 
my Lord is my rescuer,
my redeemer, my rest.
i love Him still.
no matter what.

"yet i will rejoice in the Lord,
i will take joy in God my Savior."
{Habakkuk 3:18}


Adrienne said...

The painting is perfect in your room! Oh, how I wish I was close enough to stop by and enjoy the vintage-y trailers and tow rigs and the music and antiques and all of the fun. You, my sweet friend, are much on my heart and in my prayers.

Sharon said...

I don't know what you mean by "that program"....but I know that your hearts must be broken from it. My hopes are that sometime there will be a reconciliation with her.

Sherry said...

i'm not (legally) able to share the name of the program. yet. but oh yes, our hearts are broken. life is completely changed. thank you for sharing that hope, sharon. it's much appreciated.

Sherry said...

you'd love it, ad. and i have a chair where you could rest and elevate your footsies after browsing the aisles of wonder. oh and ad...? i love you.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Sherry your watercolor looks like a wise spiritual protector, beautiful in your room. I loss my son to death, I understand great loss. My heart is saddened for you to lose your daughter in life because of "that program". I will pray for you and your husband. I think Sherry the watercolor was not just by chance, it's there to protect your heart.

Sherry said...

Oh my .. I like what you said about the protector. Very much. I cannot and don't want to imagine the pain you've experienced as a result of your son's death. My heart goes out to you, Vera.

Jeanne said...

Much love and many prayers to you and your husband at this sad time of remembrance of your Son and the situation with your daughter. I am sad to read this. Love and hugs Jeanne

Sherry said...

Vera's son's passing .. a pain i don't want to experience.
my daughter .. a living bereavement with no closure.
thank you jeanne - you're a kind lady.

Deanna Rabe said...

That painting looks great in your room.

You know that I am praying for you all. Special prayers on Thursday, thanks for letting us know.

I don't know your exact grief, having not been asked to walk through that particular pain, but through the things we have been asked to bear, I find that God uses all things to work His purposes in our lives and the lives of our children. Do we like it? No. Would we ask for it? NEVER! But like you, we've learned to trust Him in new ways, and learned to know Him in deeper ways.

Love you.

Sherry said...

yes yes yes .....
and thank you dear friend. thank you.

Red Rose Alley said...

I really like this painting, Sherry. The man in the picture looks like a teacher of some kind. And the bit of yellow goes so well with your lamp. I am so sorry to hear this about you and your daughter. I will say a prayer for you, my dear. You still have strong faith, Sherry, and how very special that it. Continue to pray..... God always hears us. :)


GrammaGrits said...

Often pray for you and think of you and your daughter . . .
Love the picture, too, and the thought of Protector!

Susan said...

Praying, standing with you (long distance) and believing, hoping, for breakthrough - a miracle.

In the meantime, prayers for peace and strength for you and your husband.

Bless your heart. Mean it.

Anonymous said...

Well, it has to be one of three things, Scientology, she became a nun, or she joined a cult.( For the mind or soul or whatever.)Many cults are marketed under the guise of improving just about anything you want improved,(as long as it goes along with their particular doctrine.)Some religions function like cults. They require that you cut off all ties with the past, as it would threaten their control over the individual. And, of course, oh my, it makes the individual seem ,oh so special and elevated. They don't realize they were special to begin with. They don't realize they are strong enough to find what they are looking for on their own. The individual doesn't realize he or she is being preyed upon. Good luck to you and your daughter. Sad, so much wasted time. God doesn't exist in a box somewhere on an alter in a secluded room. God is everywhere.

the uncommon pearl said...

Prayed for all three of you on March 17th....and continue to....
Love and hugs from afar.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Lovely painting, so perfect for your bedroom and for you. Vera's comment about The Protector is comforting. A reminder that God is watching over you, He is holding you close and singing over you with love. The vintage trailer and antique show sounds like so much fun. Wish I could come. Just this week I discovered Erin Hanson's poetry. Oh my word! How is it I've not known of her before? Must get my head out of the clouds! xo ~ Nancy

Anonymous said...

"I promise spring is coming" ❤️