Every time you feel in God's creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: "O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!
- Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy.
-Ann Voscamp

Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Girl

My girl has been busy photographing and scanning her art work lately. She would really like to share some of it with you all. She's one of the neatest people I know. It's pretty awesome to be able to say that about a daughter who's going to be a teenager in a few months!
Her main interests are art and horses. She's really good with animals, and I think would be a great dog trainer some day - perhaps even a horse trainer, which she's expressed a bit of interest in lately. She's persistent, patient, steady, methodical, organised, and courageous. These are all qualities that I wish I had more of, so they're very easy for me to admire in her. She confesses that she's never been afraid of anything except getting in trouble. Yep...but I don't think she's really very frightened of that either. ;) Just kidding! She's a great girl to have around, and I'm just so hugely thankful for her!


  1. Love it! I don't even like cats, but I ESPECIALLY like the kitty artwork! Love to see more occasionally, it's so fun to watch a child's skills grow and mature as they do, tell her they are beautiful!

  2. Beautiful!!
    I think she is doing such a good job!

  3. I think you're right. She truly does have artistic talent. I, too, along with Erin was drawn to the portrait of the cat. She's a lucky girl to have you to support and encourage her.

  4. Thanks, ladies, for all of your nice comments! Molly and I really enjoyed reading them. We like the kitty too!