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."