“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God”
In January a dear friend and a former Sunday School teacher of ours, Sarah W, contacted us about a beautiful watercolor she had painted.
Here is her note: “I prayed for you, Bryan and Lauren last night. Well today I painted a picture of part of one of the stained glass windows in the church for a church raffle. I couldn’t get Lauren off of my mind and I kept having memories of her in the Confirmation Class. I know you have millions of memories and mine really are insignificant. Anyway the subject was “God’s Eye” and I kept thinking that Lauren is looking at you through that eye and keeping watch over you and Bryan. I wondered if she was watching me too. The plate that is written in the corner of the big stained glass window states: “For they shall see God.” Give Bryan my love. I’ll try to send a picture of the painting. Your friend in Christ. Sarah xo”
At that time we were in Fredericksburg in our RV but Bryan happened to be back in Lufkin to take care of some things at home. He texted me after reading the message and seeing the picture. I was sitting on top of Cross Mountain, a beautiful mountain top where you can see for miles and there is a constant wind blowing. I walk to the top often to pray and talk to Lauren… I feel close to her there. Quickly I got online on my phone and read the message and saw the painting. Right then I messaged Sarah and told her how moved I was by the painting, how beautiful it was and that I wanted to purchase it at the church raffle….even if I had to do it by proxy if we weren’t in town. I told her it was a God Link because we both still struggle with her loss and Bryan was back in an “angry phase”, not happy with God and mad at a certain person. I had been thinking that Lauren would be sad about his anger and hoped it would be a sign to him… from her.
Sarah quickly let me know that the painting was ours and she would paint something else for the church raffle. She said that Lauren’s basket was full and that she was a blessing to all she touched. We then talked by phone and she told me how she had dreamed of Lauren that night, after praying for us, and that she was with God. We talked and shared more with each other and I thanked her for her continued prayers, love and friendship.
Sarah is a lovely person inside and out, a Godly woman and has such a kind, gentle, sweet spirit. Not to mention she is a very talented artist…with our permission she entered “Lauren’s Window” in an art show and won second place….course we think it should have gotten first. We are so moved and honored to have her special and beautiful painting hanging in our home….Thank you Sarah.