Friday, July 27, 2012

Faithfull Friday: Sand Carving

This week has been...well, not so much fun. We took Widget to the children's hospital, last Sunday, for a weird skin rash. Turns out she has impetigo (a bacterial infection) and has thus been on a strict schedule concerning creams and oral medication. Because the creams makes the child feel and look like a greased pig, Widget has not left the house (other than for a walk around the neighborhood) since we got home from the hospital...which means I've been grounded, too. We are now starting the 5th day of treatment (out of 7) and her skin is looking much much much better and requires slightly less cream to cover her 'spots' so she is much less greasy (Yeah!) and she has all her energy back, like bouncing off the walls (not so Yeah!). I'm so glad we are getting slightly back to a normal around here-especially since tomorrow will start our almost month long guestcapade...we will be having about 3 weeks of straight guests (technically 4 different guests).

Well, onto the Faithful Friday post. While looking through some past beach pictures, I found these beauties. Some of the beaches here in Puerto Rico have a 'rock ledge' at the shore line, but most of the 'rock ledges' are really sand stone (or very similar)=meaning the 'rock' is softer than rocks found in the Rocky Mountains. Anyway, other beach visitors have carved their names into the rocks; and when the tide rises, the water helps cut the carvings even deeper.
This fun picture was also carved into a rock nearby the other names. Think of the time spent meticulously carving all the little details. Then think about how much longer it would have taken if the artist wanted this result without the help of the ocean. I think that would be a really long time, right? Maybe near impossible?

Bro & Sis-in-law visiting the beach with us. We are so very glad that we have had family and friends want to come visit us in Puerto Rico. Wave hello to Tasha from Third Thursdays with Tash! Oh, and Spence too :)
Just like these rock carvings, our lives are also works of art. We can spend copious amounts of time 'carving' and shaping our life into something wonderful. But, without the trials and blessings that ebb and flow during our time on Earth, we may not reach the extreme beauty that God has planned our lives to be. Our hardships and other experiences, like the ocean, help to cut and enhance our strengths and smooth over possible weaknesses-increasing our emotional and spiritual depth while heightening the beauty that lies within.
This picture kind of looks like Widget went swimming, then the water all dried up...leaving Widget stranded with her floaties and goggles (pink no less). But, it really is just a picture of the beach, without the water in the frame :)
I truly hope you remember how beautiful you are, on the inside and on the outside. I know that I need to be reminded occasionally (okay, like all the time), but it doesn't make it any less true. Hope your weekend is spent basking in the wonderful light of you and your families beautiful lives.

1 comment:

  1. I am clearly behind on reading your blog.....( feeling ashamed)


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