Besides the sweet smell in Texas when “It’s fixin’ to rain”, one of my favorite things is puddles after a good rainstorm with reflections of a now bright sky. I love to put those last touches of bright red in the fresh puddle that make the road rise up.
I express this feel of a scene often in my paintings because it says “Look up, the torrent is over and it’s a brand new brightness.”
Being a caregiver has been a bit like that rainstorm. But, it has been helpful for me to find acceptance in who I am now. I don’t have a husband who is there for me to love and care for me. Instead I’m left with a man who sometimes packs up because it’s time for him to go home.
But “The position has been filled”… as was succinctly stated to the dog standing outside the door in Mary Poppins.
…Filled by the One who makes a storm, knows fully about the puddles, the colorful brightness, and how to fill my artist’s heart with joy.