by Kelli Pope
Thankful for WHAT, you ask?
The true meaning of grace, is an undeserved or unearned blessing. My life is FULL of grace. One blessing I've been graced with is a granddaughter.
My husband Steve and I have no children. So, after 2-3 years of marriage I was QUITE surprised when he announced that his "daughter" Michelle was coming over to visit. He explained that he had dated her mother when she was just an infant, and they became quite close. She called him "Daddy Steve". Although the relationship had not lasted, he continued to stay close to Michelle as she grew up, but hadn't seen her for a few years. She was in town and wanted to see him. She was 12. She came to visit quite often after that, and over the last 18 years we became closer and closer. She stayed with us the night before her wedding, and Steve had the privilege of walking her down the aisle. 2 years and 6 days ago, she and her husband Phillip graced us with Makenna, our granddaughter. While Michelle is studying at the seminary nearby, we are the closest grandparents by about an hour, and have loved each and every moment. They have given us a gift that is incredibly precious, and I will forever be grateful. So you see, I truly am thankful for my little "Makaroni".. AND her momma!!
hammered antiqued brass and sterling silver featuring ceramic beads by Jubilee (notice the macaroni shaped beads :o)
Have you submitted your "Gratitude" piece for the November ArtSpark?