Thursday, 30 July 2009

A precious picture!

This picture is precious to me. I will view it several times today. It is in a group of pictures that will rotate on my desktop as part of my "screen saver" on my computer. I will stop and weep a little when it comes up. There are several things that make this picture special - can you figure them out?

First, Sara on the slide jumps out at you - she loves the speed of this slide! She is one of my three grand children. Second is the "tot lot" where the slide is - walking distance from our home - what a great country we live in that we can walk out of our homes and enjoy moments like these. Third is in the background. Many people enjoying the activities of the 4th of July festivities here on the church campground. However, the fourth thing about this picture is the hand holding the other camera - it is mama's hand. I purchased the rings on that hand over 40 years ago - I still love and hold that hand as often as I can. I am concerned about that hand because mama has crippling arthritis in both of her hands. Look closely at her fingers. She has had that for years. She could not remove those rings even if she wanted to. Yet those hands are busy serving Christ each day. She rarely even mentions the pain in her hands and will work with those all day - yes mama is very special and a tremendous gift to papa. I love you mama.

11 comments:

Parsley said...

Sweet picture. She looks a little scared but I bet she got over it quickly and took another turn.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Parsley ~ She loved it! She kept wanting to go back to the "tot lot" so she could go down the big slide. It was a big hit!

Ed said...

Love seeing pictures of sweet Sara.

We have a large playground in our complex. Watching the kids having so much fun on the slides makes we think about trying them out again. I has been over 50 years since I did, not sure these old bones will make it down that slide in one piece.

You and Mama are a great example for Sara. Arthritis and Parkinson, love can overcome so much.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Ed - Sara is really doing well - just a happy bouncing child - amazing how everyone has adjusted.

Mama is precious ED - we have to meet someday - you will like mama, no doubt about it.

Peter Olson said...

The love that you and Mama share is a witness to how good love can be. Keep treasuring those special moments. Thanks for sharing them with us. :-)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Mama and I are very special friends - One of my most passionate prayers is that God will constantly teach me to be a better mate.

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

You two are so precious and so is your little granddaughter. God is so good to us. I feel so blessed to have you guys as my friends.

Indian Lake Papa said...

hi Trish! Sara is doing marvelous and so is mama! LOL You are right, we are all so blessed!

CrossView said...

I love the sweet hand in the shot waiting for the new life that's sliding towrds it...

Your wife is an amazing woman. She hasn't killed you, yet. A true saint! =P

CrossView said...

I ove the generational differences between the sweet hand waiting to help and encouraging the new life sliding towards it!

CrossView said...

Uh, I just noticed that I have to wait for approval. Could you delete the last one? It's a bit redundant. I thought I forgot to hit "publish". =/