Thursday I lost my breath and my heart started to beat so hard, I could not even stand to wash the dishes...my knees were weak and I was shaking. So, I sat down and drew the artwork which is incorporated into this picture for Mom. As I was drawing my heart slowed, the shaking stopped and my breath returned.
This is is an old picture of Dad hiking along a trail. He loved to hike and explore. Mom says that's Mt. Jefferson in the distance. I still have to figure out how to make the drawings more detailed in the photo. I'm also not sure I will be using the fiery sunset clouds from a photo I took in the back yard. Nonetheless, I thought you would like to see my first attempt at melding art and photo. It isn't very good yet--but it gives an idea of what I'd like to do.
Daddy is headed for heaven any time now. He will be soon clasped in the gentle arms of the Great Shepherd Who loves him.
UPDATE: Daddy left for heaven at 5:45 p.m. today. He is out of pain and I know he is in a much better place. We will miss him SO much. Ah, our hearts are breaking.