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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.
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.