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.