Wednesday, May 6, 2009

September 2008 Write-Away Contest Entry...

You can find out more info at this link... http://scribbit.blogspot.com/2008/09/septembers-write-away-contest.html

The theme this time is "Colors". Unfortunately, I do not have a lot of time right now to write a new story or essay, or whatever, so, knowing that I still wanted to participate in SOME way, I am entering an old blog post as my entry. Have a great day, and be blessed...


Color Wonder-full
by Celita Perillo
January 2008 Blog Entry

















Antonio stayed home from school on his birthday, and he made some very beautiful paintings. One is called "Rainbow" and the other is "Bird Prints, Starfish and Dirty Rocks at the Beach"... That morning I was especially enthusiastic about the day... I began a small discussion with the boys that I have thought of many times since then. I asked each of the older boys why that day was special. Antonio immediately said it was because it was his birthday. Well, that was a good reason, but that was not the reason I was thinking of. Then, he asked if it was because it was also my birthday. No, that was also a good answer, but not the one I was looking for. Seeing that they were officially stumped I jumped in with my explanation. Each day, including that one, is special because of what it says in Psalm 118: 24 "This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it." We need to thank God for each of the days He gives to us, along with all of the other things we need to be grateful for... warm homes and comfy beds to sleep in, vehicles to travel from one point to another, our family that loves us, the privilege of learning how to read and write, toys, books, etc... on and on we went. Giosaia even exclaimed excitedly how we need to thank God for "Buttons!!!" Absolutely. As we were discussing this I had a revelation of sorts. We need to be so grateful and give thanks for COLOR! I was amazed by this thought and mentioned it to the boys... "Can you imagine enjoying a black and white rainbow?" To which the two older ones said "no" in an "of course not" sort of way. The red of roses, the ranges of blues and greys in sky, sunsets, the deep chocolate brown of some of my children's eyes... each of these things remind us of this... to be marvelled enough to thank our God who created the hues that color our world. From the tiniest of bugs to the largest of animals, from the mountains to the valleys, from the youngest person to the oldest... all of it is full of color, and what a awe-inspiring pallet of wonder it is. Giving "credit where credit is due"... Thank you, God. Your creativity amazes me!!!

1 comment:

Artyfax said...

love the top image- a sort of rainbow effect