Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Strawberries and Angels

As I sat here eating these beautiful, fresh strawberries this evening, something came to me. A memory. A cherished memory that has made its home in my soul because it's meant to be there...for a reason. And really, do you ever just go about your business and all of a sudden something pops in your head and you have no idea where it came from? Sometimes I wonder if it's God sending a little spark down from Heaven to remind us of what is most important in our lives. To remind us He is there to help us through the hard times. First of all you might be wondering why I'm a little more introspective on my blog than I have ever been before. I'm finding it very therapeutic to talk to you all about "stuff". I never see your faces, I have never heard your voices but I know you are there...sometimes everyday. :) And thank you from the bottom of my heart for that. The kitties thank you too. :) I also try not to go into detail because...well...you don't need all the drama. ;)

Anyway, back to this evening. I sat here eating my strawberries, typing on the computer, doing random searches for things and when this thing popped in my head I did a search on the Internet for this story I remember so well. It was a story I will never forget. It actually took place in Orange County, California, where I lived before trekking my way through the forests to Oregon. It was about the Moore family who experienced a terrible tragedy in their lives. They lost their daughter, Tara, in a car accident (not very far from their home). It was about their journey in healing after the loss of their daughter...and how angels played a prevalent part in their lives in healing their family.

Part of that healing process was opening a small gift/book store in San Juan Capistrano called Tara's Angels (it's no longer there, unfortunately). I remember reading this story and telling my mom I wanted to go to that store to buy an angel...as if buying an angel from Tara would make it all the more special. And I did. Mom, if you're reading this...remember that day? I still have that angel (and shame on me for not unpacking her, along with the rest of my angel collection I've had through the years). I think it's time for her to come out. Something told me to take her out tonight. So I will....I'll take them all out!

And I will show her to you when I've shined her wings. :)

The story is awesome and so healing. There's a copy of the story on Google Books. It really is amazing how angels play a role in our lives. I've always felt my angel there...protecting me throughout my life and when I'm unsure of a situation, I feel comforted in knowing God has angels watching over me.

14 comments:

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh that was so lovely Michelle, I love it and the Angels that are here with us.
xoxo

Nora Johnson said...

What a beautiful story, Michelle - that the angels are watching over all of us.

xxLola:)

Zaroga said...

I read part of the book... will read the rest later. It is a wonderful story.

Angels... are wonderful to have around.

Heather said...

what a moving & beautiful post.

Maggi said...

What a story! Can't wait to see your angels!

TeresaR said...

I'm glad that we, your readers, and your angel are here for you! xo

Randi Troxell said...

thnks for telling us about this.. and i completely know what you mean.. sometimes a memory will pop into my head.. and it was so wonderful or so.. whatever... that it'll bring tears sometimes and i'll just sit there and muddle in it a while...

btw- strawberries are my favorite.. they look awesome.

Lisa said...

I always have loved that painting of the angel helping some children cross a bridge. I wonder how many times angels have kept us safe...protecting us, while we were totally unaware. Thank you for a beautiful post Michelle!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful post, Michelle. I have things happen to me and wonder why did I think of that? Life is such a journey, and luckily we have angels to help us along. Hugs, Kathleen

The Blonde Duck said...

I personally believe a guardian angel protects me every time I drive. Seriously.

fiberdoodles said...

Oh I can't wait to see your angels. I just love it when a warm fuzzy thought pops into my head.

Sharon

Joy said...

Thankyou for sharing your heart, Michelle. I think I like it when you are introspective! And... thank you soooo much for following my new blog! Like I told the other two followers---'You broke the ice'!

Sophie said...

What a touching story!!!

Neabear said...

I have believed for a long time that I have angels watching over me. I sure that is why I have been safe in situations where it could have gone bad. I very grateful for those angels watching me on a regular basis.