Thursday, January 1, 2009

"Trying to stay calm" blog

I was blog-hopping this morning and came upon Trying to stay calm and saw she had a giveaway contest going on. The contest ends today so I hope I got my entry in quickly enough to be a part of the judging.

She has pictured three prints by artist David Bowman and will pick three lucky winners to win one of his prints. I submitted the following comment:

These prints immediately conveyed a sense of calm, contentment, and safety to me. I pictured my 5 year old grandson in the first - resting safely in the arms of Jesus. He has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS, which is in the autism spectrum. He exhibits the innocence the artist portrays in the first picture. Everything in his life, and in his mind, has a very simple explanation and he is truly a joy to watch. His blog is {this one} and I created it so maybe someone else following this same path might see what a joy their child can be.

I also pictured Isaiah in the second print (even though the artist pictured what appears to be a girl). I know that in his life Isaiah will have many challenges and Jesus will always have him wrapped securely in His embrace.

The third print represents my daughter, Isaiah’s mom, being comforted by her faith in God and her trust in Jesus. Without those two things, it would be very difficult for her to let go and let Isaiah stumble and make his way through a world that is often ignorant of another’s differences, and instead of encouraging the development, often put stumbling blocks along the way.

I will have to go visit his website to see more prints. I would also like to put your blog on my blog roll of watched blogs.

Thank you and may God bless you.

It is my desire that anyone who reads Isaiah's Eyes will rest assured that everything really will be OK and God really does have a plan.

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