Once “Splashdown” was completed, dried and sealed, I stared at it and the memories of

the process of its creation filled my mind. I wondered what God would do with this

painting. Many people admired it, but the original did not sell. Then one day, I was

contacted by a hospital in Dallas, Texas. The manager had seen some of my other

paintings and was soliciting a donation for their annual fundraiser. I immediately thought

of “Splashdown”. I remembered how it made me feel as I was painting it, and

subsequently each time I looked at it. I thought of the comments people made when

they saw it. This had to be the purpose of “Splashdown”, to bring a little joy into the lives

of children and their parents as they were struggling through a horrendous time in their

life. This oil painting on canvas was donated to The Scottish Rite Children's Hospital in Dallas, Texas,

and is only one of the donations made possible by The Gift given to me in 1982.

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