Design & Photography

The Beauty of Hands

September 25, 2012

Recently I noticed my hands...

They are not the once young hands that twirled a baton or clasped my high school sweethearts hand. Looking back at my wedding pictures of my wedding ring, my hands were young and waiting to grasp life and all it had to offer. 
My hands lovingly held each of my babies, did dishes, mowed the yard and brushed hair.  They gave baths, cleaned up messes and reached out to give big, long hugs.

My hands now reach out too quickly to hug my teenage son and daughter when they want it (not quite as often as this Momma would like) and they lovingly reach out to comfort a loved one.  They now quickly type, hold paintbrushes, scissors and needle to create artwork that is dear to my heart. 


And I am blessed that I still reach out to hold my high school sweethearts hands that have grown old with me.  I am so thankful to God for giving me my hands.   They are no longer the gorgeous hands of youth they are beautiful time-worn hands.

Wishing you a beautiful day, sweet friends.
A Vintage Chic said...

I love this post, Sheila...I did one with similar sentiments not too long ago. Hands are beautiful things. What a gift.

So glad you share the beautiful things your hands create with us, dear friend.

Wishing you a lovely day...

Julie

Jane said...

Beautiful post!

traci said...

beautiful is right.

your hands are amazing. and so it this sampler. love it!

Leah C said...

Your hands are all the more lovely because of the life they've lived and created!! Sweet post, sweet stitchery, dear friend:)

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

Lovely post and lovely art work :-)

Gloria McAllister said...

You just made me look down at mine. They, too, are showing the years. Wow...I will probably sit here for hours now thinking of all my hands have done. Thank you.

Gloria in Virginia

Diana Seal said...

Wonderful post!

Tammy said...

I think my hands are the same age as yours. :) Love your little stitched hearts. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

Julie Marie@Idyllhours said...

Oh Sheila, what a beautiful post... you will always be young... because you are young at heart... and I so admire strong women whose life of hard work, living and loving shows in their hands... mine too are not the same hands that held tightly onto Jack's 35 years ago... but we still hold tightly... xoxo Julie Marie

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