It is too soon, much too soon!
Georgia Wynne was born early the next morning weighing in at almost 2 pounds. We just hold our breath.
We’ve been holding our breath for 6 days now but we are told that we have every reason to be optimistic, the baby is strong, healthy and a bit of a fighter. We love her already.
But now what about this art show that we have been planning? Do we continue? Can our daughter, Odia, this year's featured artist meet the deadlines? Understandably, she has fallen even further behind with all of the interruptions.
It is time to recalculate. We don’t want to jeopardize the health of the mother or the baby – especially now with what they have already gone to. We also need to consider the father – who is also holding his breath.
“We can manage to do it,” she says after she knows the baby is safe.
Her last piece that she is showing is called, Standing, This is a sculpture of 49 ceramic tubes on a pedestal of 3’X3’X3’, symbolic of the community of people and believers who gather and help each other in the middle of the trials of life. “Sometimes standing is just enough to start walking.”
She has been standing, now she is walking.
So we are planning to go ahead with the show. Opening night, Good Friday, 7:00 pm at the Frame Gallery.
The miracles of this show are adding up. There is the miracle of the installation, the piece itself Hem of His Garment, the story it is based on, the funding of the piece, the making of it– and now the showing of it.
There is the miracle of pregnancy after 17 years of waiting - the healing, the timing, the care, and the duration of it.
There is the miracle of micro mini preemie, Georgia Wynne, herself - the timing of her arrival, the care of the doctors and nurses, the little personality, and her black hair.
Now we are awaiting the final miracle - will there be a show? Will we get to open those doors in time?
I’m in the mood for miracles - realizing in a new way every breath we take is a true miracle in the making.
Standing as a witness in all things means being kind in all things, being the first to say hello, being the first to smile, being the first to make the stranger feel a part of things, being helpful, thinking of others’ feelings, being inclusive. Margaret D. Nadaud