Recently, I came across this precious needlepoint picture from a new seller on Etsy. I loved the subject matter -- a whimsical scene of a little girl playing an accordion (I thought that was unique.) for a little bird up in the tree. The needlepoint was in excellent condition and contained some petit point detailing on the accordion and the bird. The frame also appealed to me. The wood has character with its dark stain, oval shape, and carved decorations.
Most of all, I just really enjoyed the subject matter. I give music lessons every week for a living. Sometimes my students need to hear an encouraging word when they feel discouraged about their lessons. Just like the little girl supporting her bluebird's song with her playing, I feel a responsibility to support and uphold my students when they need that extra little push to succeed.
When I think of how many people God has placed in my life along the way to support me, I'm truly humbled. Of course, in the beginning, I had my parents. Then, along the journey came friends, teachers, and mentors that all would have special touches influencing certain paths that I would choose in my life. I don't think any of them were with me by chance.
God still has supportive people in my life . . . my husband, other family members, and many dear friends.
Who has God given to you to encourage you along the way?
"I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy."
"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best."
Henry Van Dyke
Henry Van Dyke
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