weeks ago my husband and I were visiting my daughter and her family
over the weekend. One morning I had driven over to the nearest grocery
store for a couple of items. When I stepped out of the grocery store
door I found a penny at my feet. I smiled and picked it up. When I was
driving back to my daughter's house I noticed a license plate on a car
in front of me. I was behind this car all the way into my daughter's
neighborhood. The license plate read AMZNGC (Amazing Grace). The
timing of this and the message was so significant for me.
For the past three art classes I've gone to this month I've been working
on something that turned out to be very challenging. I've been working
on an image transfer of my son. I printed out a black and white
photograph of my son onto art paper.
The problem was that not all of the image transferred when I peeled the
paper away. I don't have any art training and I had to draw and paint
in so much of Graham's face. I wasn't sure if I'd ever get it right. I
couldn't have without my art teacher's help. I decided to use some
lines from a very special poem of mine, "Heart-Song," for the border
with some musical phrases from "Amazing Grace." I also added some
eternity spirals and a feather! I was able to finish it yesterday. I am
happy with the painting now. It's different with the blue and
sparkling gold highlights. Grace has come to have profound meaning for
me. I sign my artwork as Gracs. That is combining the first three
letters of my son's name with the initials of my name. I feel that
Graham is guiding me on this new journey. You can see why I was so
amazed to see this license plate.
The haunting strains, Of love’s sweet refrain, Softly play, Throughout my days.
Beautiful notes of memories past, Music that will forever last, Up and down the distant chords, Remind me of times adored.
No matter the tune that I now hear, In the background your song is clear, Gently fingering my heartstrings, Songs of love and remembering.
Beautiful melodies intertwining, With love and joy realigning, Two hearts that beat as one, In harmony with my beloved son.
For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a mother. I was so happy to have a daughter and a son. They were the focus of my life. Two years ago my 22 year old college senior son died in a tragic accident. The shock and trauma has sent me into a search for meaning. Eight months ago poetry started flowing through me. I believe that the poems are meant to be shared. They are helping me to heal. I hope that they might help others also.