Victor Hill was recently faced with some problems and decisions that caused him to be “stressed out”. Years ago he would have turned to alcohol or could’ve been in “a rage” and not fit to be around anyone. However, this time he prayed about it and knew he needed something to occupy his mind and time, so he got out his sketch pad and drew a pencil drawing of his daughter from a photo when she was 10 years old.
After showing the pencil drawing to people, including The San Saba News & Star, he was encouraged to use his talent. He apologized for the drawing because he couldn’t afford to buy high quality paper supplies and pencils. Financial problems have been one of the things that has him “stressed out.”
Victor is the middle child of five children. He was five or six years old when his mother left their home with her five children to get away from an abusive situation. Years later, Margie Hill married a kind Christian man, Bryce Wagner, who was also divorced and had custody of two sons and two daughters. The now large family lived in Brownfield, TX, Venezuela, and then moved to San Saba County, five miles from Bend.
Victor has been married two times and the father of three daughters ages 27, 26 and 16. He is a single parent at this time raising his son Corban, who is seven years old. According to Mark 7:11 Corban is a “gift offering to God”.
In reflecting back in time, Victor tells about a traumatic time in March, 1992 when he was driving the vehicle that crashed by Simpson Creek killing his passenger. He had life threatening injuries and a 50% chance of walking again. His mother and Bryce helped him through the healing time but could not help with the grief, nightmares, rage, guilt and stress. Victor turned to alcohol and made other wrong choices that he “did the time for the crime” for three years from 1998-2001. Then again a shorter time three years ago when he violated one of the regulations for parolees.
The time served in prison was beneficial because during Counseling Time he received help from the grief, nightmares, rage, guilt and stress from the accident; had a christian cellmate that he could trust; attended the church services and grew spiritually; and studied and acheived his GED in prison at the age of 47 years old.
Victor knows that his biggest challenge is being a single parent, but with God’s help they will enjoy life. He operates a weekly sale at 806 N. High, San Saba every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday where he has antiques, collectables, furniture, appliances, books, CD’s glassware, clothes, toys, tools and misc. for sale. And now he offers live or photo pencil drawings. Victor can be reached at 325-205-0468.