Well as “happy” as his objects were in his artwork, life is not always so happy. This week I have had a difficult time being “happy”. Too much going on to enjoy life. Dad terminally ill, both my grown daughters with major disc and back issues possibly genetics, a greenhouse needing to be completed before a hard freeze comes, working full-time in a job with a pay freeze for 4 years now, and starting to take on weekend catering jobs as the greenhouse sales have ended for the season. I am just plain tired and I am grieving! I know, I have much to be thankful for. Family, jobs, and the abiity to work. But I remind myself of the holy scriptures, John 16:22 – “So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.” (NIV) I am holding onto God’s promise.