The Lost Treasure Returns..by Mike Moore
About fifteen years ago I had pleasure of teaching a young woman who was one of most gifted high school seniors I have ever met. Not only was she brilliant in Math and Science, but she was also extremely talented in visual arts. She could draw and paint beautifully. When Audrey graduated from university she did so with two degrees, one in fine arts and one in biochemistry. Not too many people shine brilliantly in two such different areas of study. She was gifted.
Just before her highschool graduation Audrey presented me with a wonderful gift. It was a water colour painting of a mother and her infant. A tear fell from mother’s eye as she looked lovingly at her precious child. Beneath painting Audrey had written these words: “The love of God becomes real when, through me, it touches another.” What a beautiful gift from such a sensitive, talented woman. I immediately had piece of art framed and hung in my office.
Years passed with many moves from one office to another. Somewhere in process of changing locations I lost painting of mother and child. I had no idea how I lost it or where it was and had given up hope of ever seeing it again.
Last year, after about eight years of not knowing where my treasured painting was, I received a phone call from a former colleague who said she had something of mine she thought I would like returned. It was picture Audrey had painted for me 15 years earlier. In cleaning out a storage room she had discovered my gift. I promise I won’t lose it a second time