"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

4.15.2010

A short road trip




Here are a few new journal backgrounds.

This afternoon we are driving to Kentucky to visit Campbellsville University. Meg has been accepted there and we are looking at the school and campus. It's a 6 hour drive so I will have a chance to work on these some more in the car.

Meg is my third and last child to leave the nest. I thought it would be a bit easier, but the closer we get to her leaving I'm thinking I might have been wrong about that!!

See ya when we get back!!

24 comments:

Denise said...

Have a safe trip.

Lisa said...

Hope the trip is a good one for all of you : )

RCUBEs said...

Beautiful [again!]...May God's comfort cover you as your youngest child spread her wings and fly toward a new adventure. Be strong in the Lord's mighty power. I still have a few years to go [which I know will go by fast] and I can't imagine watching my son say goodbye as he goes off to college. Please send my comment back to me by then :) God bless sister.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh I remember those college trips with our daughters. Enjoy your time away together. It is such a special time seeing them start out on their own and a little emotional too for us mommas.

Anxious to see what you do with your journal pages, especially what you will do while in the car. I so need to learn from you!

Lee Ann

Bren said...

I'll play while you're driving, sure hope the trip goes well. Meg off to college, talk about another big change coming into your lives!

These backgrounds are yum, interested to see how you finish them out, on the road no less! Brave :-) Maybe that should be the theme, 'be brave' with the last leaving the nest.

Lily said...

I'd imagine the last one leaving the nest will be bittersweet! Enjoy this time with her! :)

Martha Lever said...

These paintings are WONDERFUL, Mar!!! I just love your paintings and your colors and your compositions---I love it all!
And, oh goodness, the empty next is approaching. Yes, it's hard but somehow we all get through it! I will be praying for you when the "day" comes.

sarah said...

drive safe out there Mary and congrats on your third going to university. My dgt and I have talked about when she will go and we agreed....my youngest and I will definitely have to go with her. ☺

Buffy said...

Love your journal pages,I like the stenils that you used. I think I have one of them,I always buy stuff and put it away and then I forget about them. Awwww I'm sorry your youngest is leaving the nest soon,I have three too and only one is still at home,she's 13 so I have alittle longer but I know what lies ahead and I don't think its easy with any of them.Have a safe and fun trip.

Poetic Artist said...

Have a safe trip..Wow off to college..KY is a beautiful state and a lot of artist communities. A good excuse to visit her when you just need to see her. Hugs,
Katelen

C a r i s s a said...

Don't get pulled over while driving under the influence(of art!) Cheesy i know, but i had to say it :) Safe Travels!

Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

Congrats Mary. Blessings and traveling mercies for you.

jgr said...

Hi Mary,
I love your journal backgrounds! Gorgeous colors. I hope you have a safe trip to KY.

Jane Farr said...

Love your pages Mary - maybe the top spread represents a prayer for peace as Meg prepares to leave the nest? My baby will be leaving in the fall too. I've always tried to enjoy each stage of my kids' lives, but still the months ahead will be bittersweet. Hope you campus visit goes well!!

mystele said...

these pages rock, mary! and i can't imagine what it must be like to let your birdees fly out of the nest. logan will be 9 on monday, and that is just about to break my heart. the last year of single digits!

lori vliegen said...

your journal pages are fabulous, mary! you use color so wonderfully!! i wish you safe travels this weekend.....our nest has been empty for several years now, and i still miss my babies!!! xox, :))

Sandra Hall said...

I love your pages Mary - maybe the top one represents Meg 'flying the nest'? Hard to see them go but at the same time you know its right that they flex their muscles and learn how to negotiate the path of life for themselves....this thought kept me sane when our three left for university...you can't take the grain out of the wood....what their Dad and I had built into them as they were growing up would always stay with them. Peace be with you. x x

thekathrynwheel said...

Loving your journal backgrounds as always Mary. Just gorgeous. My 2 children are still young - just 7 and 9 - can't imagine the day.... Good luck with the trip :-)

Janet said...

I hope you have a good trip. Your journal pages are great! I love the colors and the designs you used.

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

These pages are beautiful !! Love the contrast feel !

Ophelia said...

Oh....these are wonderful pages! Enjoy the trip. My children are small and pretty far away from leaving for college, but I realize that the time will pass so quickly...be well!

Paula Phillips said...

I LOVE these Mary!!! I love all the colours used in the top one.
Much Love

Brandi Evans said...

glad you guys has a good visit at the collage. Sounds like Meg knew just what she was looking for. I am lovin these new background pages .. the colors look like candy

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