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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Getting to the HeART of it- Blog Festival

click on to enlarge----Art Journal Pages

My heart has been closed or guarded at different times and for various reasons during my lifetime. I have experienced all of the labels on the hearts in the jar at one time or another and was sad, unhappy, and miserable.

Four years ago we lost my dad and my husband's mom six months apart. I loved them both dearly. We had one trauma after another for the next three years of that time. It was almost more than I could cope with, sending me into depression, anxiety attacks, and other health problems. I barely could leave the house and only when I had no choice.

The light is finally piercing my heart again and gradually filling it with light. The scars will always be there, but God's light is healing, and my heart is opening up to living again. Art and writing have also helped the healing process immensely. I'm very grateful for a passion for both.

These days I'm feeling really blessed and my open HeART is much happier. Some days it even sings!

Mother Henna is hosting a "Getting to the HeART of it" blog festival on her blog on Valentine's Day. If you want to play leave your link on her link page and on VDay she will post all the entries so we can all visit and see each other's hearts. :) If you want to play click on the Exploring My HeART badge on my sidebar for details.


Genie Sea said...

What a gorgeous journal page! YAY for the light coming in. :) I can totally relate to you, and I welcomed the relief of renewal. :)

1,000 Faces of MotherHenna said...

Sharon, thank you so much for sharing this journal art for our heART fest. I wanted to say I know *exactly* what you mean. When our son died, the grief just made me want to shut down. It was so overwhelming that I didn't want to feel anything. But then I realized that if I closed off those feelings, I was closing off feeling any feeling...including the feelings of love I have for my son. It was quite a transition to move from being defined by grief to being defined by love.
Lots of miracles to you!

Kalei said...

thank you for sharing something so personal. Your heArt Festival piece is wonderful. I am glad you heart is open and bright!