Last February I began an artistic journey with a group of fellow artists, lead by the very talented Seth Apter, in what Seth calls
This project has been brewing in my mind since then, as we were to use element(s) from our
DisCo DisCovery bundle to design, or give new life, to a piece of art of our choosing.
The due date August 1st or thereabouts.
I began pondering the very words of Seth,
"As I thought about the process of disintegration, I saw it not as destruction. Or decay. Or death. But as renewal. Change. And life".
This brought me back to last April, when circumstances (like an artistic journey to California) took place. But more important than that, and I mean life changing important, was the water baptism of my daughter, Melanie.
I had no idea she'd decided to participate in her church's outdoors baptism, held in the cool waters of the Guadalupe River in Boerne, Texas.
It tore me apart to not attend, as it was just several weeks before that I had purchased my airline ticket and paid for my classes.
So with great joy, my dear husband stepped in to video the event. Some of her sweet friends took pictures. But, even more and without a blink, my daughter gave me her blessings to go to California.
So this is why I am mentioning Seth's words, about decay not being death, but rather a renewal or change of life; as it made me realize that is exactly what my daughter did that warm Spring day in April...down in the cool waters of the Guadalupe River. She became a new person. A living soul in the body of Christ.
So with all that said, I have finished my project,
Day at the Guadalupe.
It is one filled with love and adoration for my beautiful daughter. The one I love so very much!
Melanie C. Wait was baptized into Christ on 4/19/2009.
Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4