04 December 2009

Fingerprint Friday

knitted and crocheted with loveThis year's collection of handmade scarves.

I started this post about three weeks ago, and now, almost bedtime on a Friday night, I'm finally finishing it. Back then, I was almost done retouching Makeover Madness photos, and I was nearly basking in the thrill of life potentially going back to normal. I sort of forgot this is fourth quarter. My job keeps me very busy the last two months of the year. So, I'm still waiting for life to get back to normal, but I'm smiling a little more today.

The holidays hold many wonderful reasons to celebrate, even if I don't get to do everything I want to do when I want to do it. Being employed in this day and age is a pretty monstrous blessing for which to be thankful. I'm really, truly, genuinely done retouching teenage girls until next year now, and we delivered the gift bags last night. Now, I finally get to focus on my own family, even if I still get home late every night.

Three of the girls at the residential treatment center hugged me after receiving their gift bags. Six of them crowded around a tiny pocket cassette recorder to listen to a message by one of our volunteers who was unable to accompany us on our Santa excursion. All the girls seemed thrilled with their gifts and their photos. And once again, I am walking on air because everything seems right in the world. At least in my little corner of it.

Funny how serving others makes you feel better about life.

Steven Curtis Chapman sings:

I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know its true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with
The fingerprints of God

challenges bloggers each Friday to discover, recognize and see God's fingerprints and share them with the rest of the world. See instructions to join in here. Also check the other blogs linked there to see more great Fingerprints!


  1. Having work truly is a blessing right now! Sounds like you've got your hands full, but it also sounds like you're doing some great things. Here's to enjoying a wonderful holiday season!!!! :)

  2. you are such a star.

    “You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.”
    H Firestone

  3. I have been watching your site and making snow flakes for about 2 months and I have to tell you that you are one of the most inspirational persons I have heard of for a very long time. I had breast cancer about 3 years ago (I say had because the Lord cured it). I am still cancer free and I look for things that make me and others feel good. I ask God to put someone in my path daily that I can witness to and make feel better in some way. Thank you so much for your inspirational words and films, and for your beautiful snowflakes. Merry Christmas to you and yours and may God continue to bless you.

  4. Thank you, unikeu2000, and congratulations on beating breast cancer! Thank you, too, for your faith and willingness to express it. I hope many are touched by what you've been through.


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