This past weekend my husband and I had to make an emergency trip to our hometown of Freeport, IL because my brother-in-law was seriously ill.
The trip ended up being two-fold.
While we were there, we managed to attend our GRAND-niece's baptism. Grace Madonna is a beautiful little bundle and we were so thrilled to be able to attend.
To back-track just a bit, I've been struggling with my biz, trying to stay motivated and trying to rekindle my love and passion for stained glass.
We arrived at the church five minutes before the service started (after driving four hours in the car, and putting my makeup on in a gas station bathroom!)... I was frazzled.
We walked in and my breath was taken away. The stained glass in this church was incredible.
As we stood in witness of Grace's baptism, I was struck by how beautiful this church was, how wonderful the energy was and how stunning the stained glass windows were. From all angles the glass just shimmered and brought me immediately back into focus on just WHY I love this art form. The detail, the precision and the lasting beauty of this great art draws me in, centers me, calms me and makes me filled with gratitude for all the blessings we have in this world.
Needless to say I was so glad we were able to be there for my brother-in-law during his time of need. It was the reason we made the trip but in doing so, I was re-energized, my spirit was rekindled, and my love and passion for stained glass was renewed.
In giving of my love, my time and my energy to the family I was given back SO much!!
I'll share one of the photos I took of the stained glass in honor of this beautiful art form.
I will forever be reminded that even in our greatest hour of need, if we PAY ATTENTION, we are given gifts beyond what we could ever hope for.With gratitude, Laurie B.