Thursday, January 24, 2008

Beautiful pictures

I got an email today on one of my many support groups. Someone came across this picture on the internet, and was so touched by it, she shared it with the group.

Well, I have some of this artists work. This picture has been in my scriptures for years. The first time I saw it, I thought it was me. I love thinking it is me, being hugged and held, by Jesus. When I look at it, I can feel my head on His chest, and His arms wrapped around me. I can hear Him breathing, and I can feel how happy He is, to show His love for me.

One of the things I HAD to have at the hospital with me when Jack was born, was this picture. It meant SO much to me, and helped me to remember, no matter what happened with Jack, Jesus would be by his side every step of the way. Everyone who came in my room, and knew about Jack, was moved by it as well.

Then my Mom, gave us the picture to the left. If you look closely, you can see that she (my mom) "altered" the picture to make the baby look like he has a cleft. It hangs on my wall as a daily reminder, that Jack was made that way on purpose, and that Jesus loves him, and all of us.

I was going to put the pictures on here, but provided the links, so you can see the rest of her beautiful pictures, and read some of the stories that inspired her to draw them.

I hope you can find the same level of inspiration as so many others have.


Mandy said...

This artist came and spoke at my moms stake RS meeting. My mom said she was a wonderful speaker. I guess she was asked to draw a picture of those 4 girls that had crawled into a trunk a few years ago and died. Apparently she gets a lot of requests to draw people that have passed on. Her work is awesome.

Shanna said...

I love those pictures. They are precious. I love the one that your mom altered. I think of heavenly father making Raydn that way too. Just an extra angel kiss. Thanks for sharing the pictures they cheered me up tonight.

Cindy said...

Those are absolutely beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing. I think I might get one!! The stories are very touching.

Cami said...

Dang it, Jenny! I get tears in my eyes everytime I visit your blog. The "altered" picture of the baby with the cleft hits close to home. I too always find it comforting that even though I can't be with Ezra during surgery, I know that our Savior is there with him.