To my loving Creator
You made the universe, vast and mysterious.
You made this galaxy, set it in motion.
You made this, our solar system,
assigned our star, the sun, its duties,
ordered each planet its own unique orbit and properties.
You made the earth,
filled it with geological wonders,
an atmosphere that interacts with land and seas and light
so that all of it is
And You created life.
Plants, animals, man.
Man, You made in Your image. So that You could have fellowship with these people.
So they could, if they chose, delight in all You had created.
And having been created in Your image, we, too, enjoy creating.
You have gifted each person with their own unique set of gifts.
As unique as their fingerprint or their DNA.
Each man, woman, and child that has ever lived, or will live, is precious to You.
To each one You have given a set of special, unique talents.
And me, oh most awesome Creator, You placed within me a desire to create.
In childhood I drew on, colored, painted, pasted, cut, folded, and glittered every scrap of paper.
And all musical instruments, toy or “real,” were explored, searching out the sounds they made.
And clay, from Play-Doh to the real thing, let my hands shape anything I could imagine. Even though the result wasn’t always quite what I had in mind.
Years after year, I sought ways to create. Sewing, baking, arts, music, crafts…any medium would do.
Nothing filled me with awe and wonder like the miraculous creation of two lives through pregnancy and motherhood. My God, You created these two unique individuals and then entrusted them to us to love, nurture, protect, and teach. What a challange! What a thrill! What a ride! I know I was far from perfect as a mother, but I love these two so, so much. And I thank You for the honor of being their mother.
Over the years, I continued creating through music, cooking, sewing, and the occasional attempt at writing.
When ALS took all this away, except writing, I embraced this, my one ability this disease can’t take, thanks to technology.
With my eyes, I paint word pictures, giving thanks to You for the blessings each and every day.
With my eyes, I sing and make music in my heart.
With my eyes, I create, still.
And for that, I praise You,
my loving Creator!