So Greatful!

Today I delivered a portrait to Patty. Patty lives in a facility for special needs adults.  She lost her father many years ago to a heart attack. Madeleine is her sister, and she thought that a portrait of her father would be good for Patty, since her own health is failing, and she  might find the thought of dying less upsetting if she knows she will once again be with her father.  I was afraid at first, that she might not recognize who the portrait was.  They wheeled her in and asked her who that was in that picture. She smiled, all teeth and smiley eyes, and said it looked like, “Daddy”.  I asked her if she would like to have that in her room there at the facility and she got tears in her eyes and with a huge smile said that she sure would!  I told her I heard she was her Daddy’s girl, and she smiled again and very coyly said she was indeed. What an honor. What a great privilege to be part of such a personal moment. I left there in tears.  Not tears of sadness, but tears of gratitude for the opportunity placed in front of me to get to know each family a little bit and understand the pain of their loss, but the real privilege is that I get to share in the joy they experience when they see  the portrait of their loved one. What a blessing.  I am amazed at what God has done with Face to Face and how He has been walking with me/us every step of the way.  I am just feeling very thankful and honored and blessed to be a part of this dream that seems to be coming true!  If I have to do them for free, I will- because the joy of presenting each one is worth every bit of work, tears shed and missed sleep! Thanks, God!

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