Can you believe that it is already September? Summer seemed to rush by in a flurry. It was filled with wonderful birthday celebrations, loving anniversaries and the devastating loss of my beloved brother, Paul. He was diagnosed with lymphoma in December 2010, and although we were prayerfully hopeful for a full recovery, he did not respond well to the chemotherapy treatment. Throughout it all, however, he remained upbeat and positive. His faith and courage will forever be an inspiration to me.
It was our habit to share text messages on a regular basis. During one of our last such conversations, he asked me about this blog and encouraged me to keep painting. He was such a sweet brother, encourager and friend. So, here I am again. My blog posts may be sporadic for a bit, so please bear with me. Thank you all for your patience and for your friendship. I truly appreciate the blogging community that we share. Simply put...you guys are the best.