Tuesday, July 08, 2008

My Beautiful Gift



Here are three photos of Steve's "Loving Hands" marble sculpture which he presented to me for our 42nd anniversary. He worked hundreds of hours on them. The marble is from Istanbul, purchased from his sculpting teacher Baris Karyazagan several years ago. Please see earlier posts for more about this sculpture. What a gift! These photos don't do them justice. They are breathtaking. The larger hand is, of course, a somewhat expanded model of Steve's hands, and the smaller one is an exact replica of mine. Really amazing!

13 comments:

Christa Parrish said...

Awesome, V! Tell Steve I said, "Hi," and Jacob can't wait to visit again :)

Lysa TerKeurst said...

I was so hoping I could one day see a picture of this. When you told me about it in California my heart just melted.

That is so thoughtful.

What a priceless treasure for generations to come.

Blessings! Lysa

Kathy Collard Miller said...

Yes, breathtaking. What a beautiful gift and what talent he has. Congratulations on your anniversary.

Suzanne said...

That is beautiful, Virelle! What an extraordinary gift. You'll have to click over to my blog...it's a weird sensation. ;)

: ) said...

What an amazing gift, you will always treasure that I am sure.

Thank you so much for stopping over on my blog and leaving me a note.. I truly appreciate you doing so and thank you also for the prayers.. please keep us in prayer as we make this next decision.

I am so thankful for my friend that emailed you... she is such a blessing. she sent me the podcast of Meet Me At The Well. She truly knew what I needed... I have gotten through half of it.. My free moments are few at the moment and I am trying to fill them with sleep.. I cant wait to finish hearing the rest of it tonight. Thank you again I will check out your blog more also...

Joy

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful piece of art! Your new book looks wonderful and I'd love to read it. Thank you for your ministry.
God bless you,
melanie@familykendall.org

Judgirl said...

wow they are beautiful...your book looks very interesting ..my sister in law Barb (Ms. Miles ) speaks highly about you and your book ...God Bless

Amy W. said...

That is a lovely sculpture and a fabulous gift. What a wonderful husband you have. Barb (Mrs. Miles) pointed me over here and your book and message sound interesting.
Peace.

Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

:) I just read about the time and care your husband took in making this gorgeous sculpture and how you likened it to God spending that much love and effort on us....it struck me how much patience your husband must have had working with this beautiful creation and how he worried about marring it...i have to wonder how much more God worries when He is etching us, scraping away the old and creating something new in us, at least marble holds still for the most part whereas we often seem to try our best to squirm when God begins working on us lol...anyway, I am so happy Barb posted about your blog! She is such an amazing woman...i have bookmarked your blog and will be back often! (sorry for the novel! didnt mean to ramble on!)

Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

p.s. I just saw that you live in FL...praying you are all well and safe!

soinkincute said...

I found your blog via Mrs. Miles site. I read about your book and think I am definitely in need of finding "the well". I just lost my job, my step-dad passed away, I am a single mom, and the stress keeps piling up. I know that the Lord has a lesson and/or a reason for all of this. It's just not so clear to me at this time.

I am fortunate to have come across the post that brought me to your blog.

Warm wishes,
Candice
www.soinkincute.blogspot.com

: ) said...

Virelle... thank you so much for your kind words.. I am struggling daily.. I pray it will ease up in time. I miss my mom. I will be back to check on your blog soon.

Joy

Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

just stopped by to see if you had blogged any more :) i will keep checking back, praying God is blessing you today as always!