Pearls and Lace, My Favorites!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Vintage Photos, Laces, Hearts, and Dried Roses

Nostalgia, Blessings, Remembering, Growing.

It always seems that when I work with my laces, I'm thinking of people who lived long ago.
When I touch the beautiful designs made by hands long ago, it connects me in the NOW, with people from the PAST.  And it makes me think.  What will people in the FUTURE think or know about me?
Am I leaving something behind for those who will come after me that will be of value?

I know I am.  Because I'm a living, breathing, human being of value to God, and so are YOU.
We have a purpose here.  We have a place, and we have HIM.

My value?  Only God knows the real value, but I can name a few that I see.
To my husband, my children, my church family, and my friends.
You see, things would be a lot different if I wasn't here.
And that's what I guess I'm getting at.
I almost wasn't.

These vintage photos are just so sweet.  Beautiful children who lived long ago.
Their pictures left behind for others to value.
But the people themselves, they had value, and they probably grew up to have their own children, and then THEY had children who may be those of you who are reading this today.

Being you today is a gift from God.  Life is a gift.  And it's God's to give or take.

The old things I collect and love to play with are truly just things.  They have little value.
And as I grow older, I seem to be able to pass more of the items I've cherished on to others.  Realizing that it's the OTHERS who have value!

I'm so thankful for photos.  They are the visual history of our world.  Truly, a picture is worth a thousand words!  And the photos I cherish of my loved ones from the past as well as my children from today make my life happier.  Those have value.  Because THEY had/have value.
And some day when photos are all that is left of me, I hope that the people seeing them will realize that life is precious.  That life if of value.  That THEY have value!

Mankind is always trying to do or make something that will keep their NAME remembered.
I don't care if my name is remembered.  I want them not to remember my name, but my JESUS!!
And the VALUE He puts in THEM!

I almost wasn't born, I was not wanted. And in a day and age where life is now an item that has little or no value, it makes me incredibly thankful to the ONE who gives life.  And to the one who decided to go against her parent's wishes and give me a life. 

Each of you who are reading this have been given a miracle.  LIFE.
Live it for a purpose.  Live it because you are special.  Live it because YOU HAVE VALUE!!
And thank the ONE who gave it to you.



Judy's Vintage Collections said...

What a beautiful post! Thanks for sharing such beautiful vintage photos and lovely items. But you are so right as I have many photos of people from the past. I have a great love for them and I display them as history of people lives. I always wonder who they were but maybe there might be a name written on the back of the photo. I still don't know who they really are. I do wonder why I found these pictures in an antique or an on line shop did their families history end. To think that maybe their lives were forgotten. And as I look upon their faces I am always touched to know they were a gift of life from God.
warm hugs, Judy

Roosterhead Designs said...

Thank you, Doni; thank you so much.
~Karen O

Beverly Flores said...

Dear Doni, thank you for a lovely post and for being you. I for one am glad you are you and that you are here. Each and everything we touch along our journey is affected by the fact that we exist. Life is an amazing and wonderful thing even though it can be hard at times. I see things the same way. The items that you made for me and the girls. When I see them or touch them I think of you making them and touching them yourself. They are a part of you and for that reason, I love them. When someone gives me a book. I see it as a part of them. Maybe that is why we love old things, they carry those spirits from days gone. Hugs my dear friend, Beverly

Dentelles et Rose Boudoir said...

so beautiful !

Auke Piersma said...

I teared up a bit at the end of this blog post... You made me remember how much the Lord loves us, that He has given us all a life and a chance to live with Him for all eternity. So thank you for reminding me of it, for I felt like I was moving further and further away from Him the past few days.

Love, T


Related Posts with Thumbnails

Some of my very favorite posts: