Here are two more felted leaves I am working on. They are inspired from a little book Nj read to her daughter. Its titled The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I read tons of books to my little guys when they were small but never came across this one. Its really a cute green book. My leaves are a take on everything living and having a spirit. Don't you just love the little personalities of the leaves? lol You know in the Bible there is a scripture that talks about "even the rocks will cry out if we are silent". I need to go find that scripture and study it.
Its brought to light my attitude about giving. Have I become greedy, non-complacent, less caring to the world around me? How can I give back and make a difference in people's lives?
Yesterday I was thinking how thankful I am to have my husband and the man that he is to our family and everyone he meets. He is such a thorough person, so caring and so godly. Today if everything goes smoothly our son will have a new car to drive to college. My hubby is not frivolous and counts the cost not just in money, but to our family. He considers how it will affect us and what will the purchase do to our relationships. Will it cause a strain, is it too heavy a burden to bear at this time? These are all questions he asks?
Last night at closing time at work I got to see my son in an official capacity. Yet I saw the tenderness in a son wanting to make sure his mother was ok.
I pray for a family that has a dad that is controlling and abusive. He does not see the value in his son and family. It appears he is like a time bomb waiting to explode. I pray he will get the help he needs but most of all that he will see that he needs the help and ask for it. Even walking my dog this morning I saw domestic violence. A couple that was having a heated discussion and turned into the man placing his hands on the woman in a harmful way. He's a big man and she so tiny. Does he really feel like that is the solution to his problem? Why do women stay with a man like that?