Your sweet Grammy Julie has been in the arena for the last two months showing God strong through the trial of breast cancer. The Holy Spirit spoke a verse into her life after a kind-hearted nurse took a few extra moments to wrap her in heated blankets at a time that she felt cold and vulnerable. I wanted to purchase a piece of art with that verse for her as a memorial of God's lovingkindness. Unfortunately, Psalm 91:4 is almost never done in the King James, the version she "hears" when God speaks.
Sarah at Joy-Filled Days created this tutorial for a watercolor earlier this year, and I decided to use her project to create a custom piece of art. My painting didn't come out anything like Sarah's, and I made a few slips with lettering. I was going to throw it out and start over: The watercolor was obviously done by an amateur, the verse was crooked, and I even included a grammatical error for good measure when I capitalized "trust."
But in a world of computers, the imperfect perfection of something handmade is dear. Daddy also knows that my Mom has portions of Scripture (almost all of them hand-lettered or decoupaged or cross-stitched by friends) hung on almost every wall. This little birdie will be right at home.