Monday, August 27, 2007

Illustration Friday: Visitors

This is a bit of a tribute to my Mom and Dad, the most hospitable people I know. From my youngest years I have memories of people always at our home - visiting, eating, hanging out, living temporarily, crashing temporarily, whatever. My parents never had much, but they were incredibly generous with what they did have, and they had a roof over our heads and good food to eat and much love to warm even the coldest heart.
Whether it was a foreign exchange student, a divorced child (namely me), a down and out relative, a wayward youth or whomever, my parent's door was, and still is, always open. I cherish the lessons I learned about selflessness and generosity and hospitality from these fine folks - and I only hope I can be half as hospitable as they have always been...

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"Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it."
Hebrews 13:2

11 comments:

  1. I love your illustration and am so touched by the kind words about your parents. They seem like wonderful people and I am sure you make them proud.

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  2. Anonymous7:46 PM

    I thank God for people like you.
    The tribute to such warm parents (mine were like this also) is touching.
    Rose

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  3. love this style with the white borders. looks great.

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  4. What a beautiful tribute Becky.
    You are truly blessed.

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  5. I like your verse, your illustration and they story about your parents! Warmed my heart. Hospitality is an important spiritual gift.

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  6. You'r so blessed with parent like that.
    What a lovely, warm and inviting illustration.

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  7. i could go for some bunny slippers right now! love this illo!

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  8. me again,
    thanks for the enthusiastic compliments! Best blog comments ever.
    Soli Deo gloria too :)

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  9. What a lovely tribute to your parents, and such a warm, precious illustration with all the little things that add up to a most welcoming feeling. (I too love the bunny slippers!)

    I hope you have a wonderful trip to New Orleans!
    :-)

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  10. Very nice! I love the bunny slippers!

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