Monday, May 9, 2011

A Portrait Of My Love

There could never be a portrait of my love
for nobody could paint a dream
You will never see a potrrait of my love
for miracles are never seen.
Ornadel/West


I wonder how many of you remember the old song "Portrait Of My Love"? Phil and I spent Mother's Day at our son's house, where more family had gathered to celebrate. We sat outside under their gazebo in the cool breeze and watched the kids play. Of course they brought their dolls to dinner, as any good mom would do! It was a lovely day, and us moms each got presents! Mine was two tickets to the new luxury movie theatre in town, and a portrait that our granddaughter had painted of herself!! It was even framed in a beautiful frame. What do you think, not a bad likeness for a five year old! The other big love in my life is my son Mike, pictured here with me. But there is no portrait of the one who loves us more than anyone, so much that he died for us. We do not know a thing about what he looked like in human form, but I am thinking it was very average. He could have been beautiful and swayed people by his looks, but chose not to, chose to be just like the average guy. This is all we know about how he looked.


"There was nothing attractive about him. Nothing to cause us to take a second look. He was looked down on and passed over, a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand."   Isaiah 53


"Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn't claim special privilages. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life, and then died a selfless, obedient death - and the worst kind of death at that - a crucifiction."   Philippians 2:8

29 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Love from family is wonderful,but God's love is beyond measure.I,m gald you were pampered on this special day.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Glad it worked for you, Ginny. I think the more you use the new editor, the more you will learn. I like it --but didn't at first (until I learned more about it).

Great post--and it's obvious that you had a beautiful Mother's Day.

Hugs,
Betsy

Terra said...

Your family is beautiful and that was so good how you ended with the Scripture about Jesus.

Arti said...

Anne Marie is one bundle of joy and talent, isnt she? I loved her painting. I can almost feel how wonderful your day must have been! The words are beautiful...Wonderful post as always!

Mildred said...

You have a lovely granddaughter, son and dil, Ginny. Great photo of you all. Anne's self portrait is very good; I love the bow on top of her head! I know you'll enjoy going to the movie.

Regina said...

I enjoyed the quote and a'm so glad your computer problems have been resolved and you could post about your wonderful day in the cool breeze-under the gazebo! That portrait is absolutely priceless!! The verse always struck me because of the power and importance in one's character- thanks- this was a great reminder

SquirrelQueen said...

It sounds like you had a great day Ginny. Anne Marie did a wonderful job on her portrait, she is getting prettier every time we see her.

Glad you got the computer problems solved!

I love your sunflower header.

Neal said...

I am glad you had a great day. Family is always important.

Bobbi said...

What a beautiful Mother's Day you had!! Anne Marie is a very good little artist. I love the picture of you and your son. I'm glad you had a great day. Thanks for checking in on me, Ginny. I'm fine. Just busy on my June 1 project. opps. Sorry, I know I'm driving you crazy. LOL.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a wonderful painting! She really seems like a talented child.

Sandra said...

I am thinking you have a major artist coming up in your family. that drawing is really really good. it even looks like her. and she got all the details. i would take a bet on her becoming an artist. she should have drawing lessons. you are blessed with a beautiful and loving family and i am so glad you had a great day with your family on mothers day. happy happy you are fixed up with your posting now.

Fred Alton said...

The hand-drawn painting by Anne Marie is what grabbed my attention in this post. Until I read your comments, I thought the child had painted a very good likness of you!Really.

Now I had never heard the song you mentioned - but it carries a great truth. Love cannot be captured on paper or in print. It is in-explicable joy and one need Webster's vocabulary to even scratch the surface when trying to explain the meaning.

reanaclaire said...

Wow.. what lovely and memorable presents... it is not the price money that counts.. it is the love of family that is more important!

Joanne said...

What a beautiful post! about six months ago I saw a documentary on the shroud of Turin and how they with computers and forensic experts made a 3 d image of what Jesus might of looked like. The image was so beautiful. I am so happy that you had a wonderful Mother's day! Blessings, Joanne

Mary said...

It sounds like a wonderful day. That is an amazing drawing coming from one so young. You have a talented young lady on your hands. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Chatty Crone said...

So many things here.
I love your mother's day.
Love the lady bug umbrella.
Your grandaughter.
Your son.
Your granddaughter's drawing.
And the way you related it all - back to God. I don't remember that first quote - interesting.
Thrilled you had such a great day.
Love your sunflower header too.
sandie

photowannabe said...

I love how you worked in your Mother's Day activities and the scripture. Beautiful.
Your Granddaughter is quite the artist.

srp said...

You know what? The first thing I thought when she showed that portrait, was that she made one of you! So I studied it a bit and she has blended your face with hers.... what a sweet picture.

kanak7 said...

Your day sounded so special! Your family sounds wonderful and Anne Marie...I love seeing her! Her portrait for someone who's so young is, well done.

Remington said...

Great post! Smiling here!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, What a nice Mother's Day. Your Granddaughter is very artistic for her age and should be encouraged. Have an excellent day!

hip-chick said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful mother's day. I think that your little granddaughter did a great job with her self portrait. I have some that my children did when they were young. I love to see them.

S. Etole said...

What a little artist you have ....

George said...

I remember that song very well. Anne Marie's portrait is very good. It sounds as if you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Glenda said...

What a beautiful day, Ginny! Your little granddaughter is quite the artist, and I know her gift is priceless to you! I really appreciate your focus on Jesus, Love Himself!!

Ann said...

Glad you had a nice mother's day. Anne Marie's portrait is adorable. What a little artist she is.

Shug said...

A beautiful post Ginny and a beautiful family...
The most precious gifts are those that our grandchildren make. Glad that your day was filled with joy..
shug

Stacey Dawn said...

Great thoughts to share...

So glad you had a good Mother's Day - love that portrait of your granddaughter! Beautiful!

Deborah said...

Your little granddaughter is so cute! I love the self portrait!
xxoo
Deborah