Saturday, December 21, 2013


This is going to be a rather long post, and I hope you read the entire page.  The painting above is by Andrea Orr Clague.  I mentioned this painting about 2 blogs prior to this one.  The name of the painting is "Break time".  For months I watched the progress of this painting week to week as Andrea worked on it.  From the moment I saw it I was mezmorized by it's beauty.  It is hard to explain how a work of art captures you.  I dreamed of having it in my home.

Late yesterday afternoon we had a knock on our door.  My son answered the door and accepted a box from UPS.  I asked who it was for, and he simply said, its from the 'Legacy Gallery'.  My heart began to pound.  I knew that was where the painting was.  I had just asked Andrea Thursday evening if it had sold.  She gently said yes, she was notified yesterday.  My heart sank a little, but I knew whoever purchased it was going to love it as much as I did.  So I was in a 'meltdown' with the far fetched hope the painting was in that box.  I began to cry, as Oprah describes it, the ugly cry.  Kind of out of the world cry.  As I opened the box, I would see the back of a painting and an envelope.  It had a precious note from the Legacy Gallery, that an anonymous person has sent it as a gift to me.

I had talked a lot about this painting to my husband over the weeks of watching Andreas progress on it, so I suspected he purchased it for me as a surprise. But no, he did not.  He commented 'If you bought it for yourself, you are sure putting on a good act that you didn't!'  Then I knew he was serious, and didn't get it for me.  For those of you who know me, I am a woman who reads spoilers BEFORE I watch a movie to avoid surprises.  So to receive this gift was not even something I could imagine.  I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

When I woke this morning I went in to check the wall to make sure I hadn't been in a dream, and I was still on this earth.  It was still on the wall.   I have someone that brought this joy in to my life that gave me a gift of art that I will cherish forever!  I am BLESSED.  From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.

Merry Christmas.  There are Angels walking among us.
Hebrews 13:2 “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” 

1 comment:

  1. Great post, Peggy! We are so happy the painting ended up in your home, and that it will be loved by such great people!


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