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What Is Happening

I come to you today painting sistas with a heavy heart…a heaviness that I want to share with
you all.
I started feeling sorry for myself when I made the decision to not go to Louisiana and visit my youngest son, Seth, and soon to be daughter-in-law, Kelsey, for her bridal shower.

You see…I have a right to be sad…I have not seen Seth but once in 2 years since moving to Montana. We’ve had 2 trips cancelled due to the Covid situation.

You see…he is about to get married, (Oct 9, 2021) and I wanted to spend time with him before he became a husband. You see…I wanted to
experience the little boy who scraped his knee when he was 5. You see…I wanted to visit with my son when he broke his tooth when he was 8. You see…I wanted to visit with my son when he was 10 and he hit his first in the park home run. You see…I wanted to visit my baby
boy…when he first learned how to write and he started leaving little “I love you, mom” notes under my pillow so that I could find them when I went to bed.  You see…I wanted to visit with my son before he became a man.
Then something happened. I started to think about all of you, my painting sistas. I started to think about the sistas who have lost family members to Covid. I started to think about the sistas who are battling Covid as they read this letter. I started to think about the sistas who are battling cancer, lupus, cataracts, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, heart disease, kidney disease, those who have lost family members due to Covid and other conditions… and those
who are alone. Oh my…how my heart hurts twice as much now. My sistas…all of you have
endured so very much and even more during this time of life that we are all enduring. Oh, how I hurt for you all and at the same time am thankful that you all have come to join me in this journey called LIFE.


So, this is what I leave for you today…“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God,
which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 6-7
This gives me hope. If I rest on my own understanding…I will be miserable…depressed…angry.
However, if I rest upon Him…if I trust Him…then I know He will deliver me from my worries.
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding”. Proverbs 3: 5-6
Paint on Sistas…
Gin

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