When Life Gives you Lemons

When Life gives you lemons by artist Joyce Van Horn

“When Life gives you lemons” was painted just after my youngest sister, Jennifer died just after Christmas. I was so frustrated by not being able to say goodbye as she slipped away so quickly in Argentina. The next-day burial robbed me of the chance to be there too. Losing a sister is like losing a hand. You have always just taken it for granted not realizing how much a part of you it really is.
Then life just continued to lob lemons in my direction. The really big one hit me in March when my husband Jim died. A few days before he died he announced one morning that he was dead. He insisted that I had died too, and a part of me truly did. When I asked him what it was like to die, he answered slowly, Glowing with glory,