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July 8, 2010

hope sign

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i received an email this week from a visitor to my website. it was from a friend of a friend and she took the time to write me about my artwork. she was inspired and blessed by the message behind my art. you see, the things that she had gone through in her life had forced her to take herself out of the game. she went on to say that she was getting to the place now where she was only just beginning to get back into life and really start living, trusting and hoping again. and i found that i could totally relate. i remember a time when the pain was so great that i just took myself out of the game emotionally. i shut down. i listened to the story that i was a victim and i received it.

release all fears and doubts

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there was finally a day that i had to make a choice, a choice to hope again. i had to get back on the highway of life. i had to choose not to be a victim anymore. i had to drive towards the exit of hope. and in some ways it hurt more to start believing and trusting again. i had to release all of my fears and doubts. it would have been easier to just stay in fear and unbelief. but i am so thankful that i made a choice to hope again. and  i am so thankful for the life that i am living now. i was truly blessed that my art is speaking to someone in that place. i guess it is what this whole journey is all about for me. if i can touch someone else’s life through my story and my artwork, it makes what i have walked through worth it.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. July 8, 2010 8:46 am

    that first sign is from hope, arkansas! i live in arkansas!

    i’ve awarded you with a blog award!

  2. Robyn Cooper permalink
    July 8, 2010 8:54 am

    I can totally relate! I think most of us have events in our lives that cause us to withdraw. Sometimes for a short time; sometimes for years. As women, we tend to put ourselves out there emotionally, and when the betrayal, abuse, sorrow, etc. come, our wounds run very deep. Thanks for sharing through your art and your words. I will remember to always “exit now” for HOPE!
    Be blessed!

    • July 11, 2010 10:58 am

      robyn, i love how you put it… exit now for hope. so true! sometimes we just have to make a choice to hope again.

  3. July 8, 2010 10:11 am

    Beautiful story of hope. Thank you so much for sharing your heart… it is just wonderful!

  4. bizzilizzi permalink
    July 8, 2010 10:48 am

    Its just one day at a time, that’s all we can do and believe in the people that are there around us.

  5. July 8, 2010 10:53 am

    wow, oh wow. that’s all I can say! Thank you for sharing words from your heart.

  6. July 9, 2010 12:36 am

    Love your heart, love your story…and I love the beauty that pours from your soul onto the canvas as a result. Love you Wendy!

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