"Just a Fit"
11x14" watercolor on paper
William. To my sweet William, the "One who is a resolute protector", according to name meaning: It was such a funny day not so long ago, when this hat became the center of play, the center of laughter, and giggles. The eyes around that table glimmered in gladness, but have now known the shadow of sadness. You've been swept away, down a very long road. The road that's too long for weekend sleep overs, and those midweek stays. The quick visits, the unexpected run overs are now out of the question. We find ourselves making trades. Instead of the tractor in the field, it's the tractor on the side walk. Instead of the sandbox and chickens, it's way of city life. For us, the trade off will be intercession instead of cookies, declarations instead of snuggles, and encouragement by phone instead of those weekly visits. William, may the Lord keep you and protect you. May the Comforter bring peace on both ends of that road. May you discover early in life your helmet of salvation. May you learn to be a resolute protector of your heart. May you learn to discern the voice that whispers rebellion and pride into your ear. May you learn even better the voice of the Father; the One that Protects, Provides, and tells you who you really are. May you always trade truth for the lie. Scripture says that the Lord is a shield about me, and about you. He hears our voices when we cry, and he answers us from His holy mountain. He causes us to lay down and sleep and sustains us. Psalms 3: 3-5. Our hearts are solidified with the joy of the Lord, and we're keeping the hat ready for "Just Another Fit".