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Thursday, February 7, 2008

snow angel

Upon waking one morning, and noticing the snow gently drifting from the sky, Sugar dug deep into her memories, and found some that featured the snow of last year. It had been nearly a year to the week since the last time our little corner of the world felt the kisses of snow on it's ground. As the snow began to slowly accumulate on the ground, Sugar excitedly announced that she would be making a snow angel. My heart melted at her optimism, as I too quickly judged that there just wouldn't be enough for such an activity. She smiled up at me, and said, "But that's okay Mom! It is snowing, and we just need a little." Indeed.....and despite my lack of belief, it continued to snow most that day.

As soon as the snow reached a satisfactory depth, Sugar insisted that it was time for her snow angel. Watching my dear child search the yard for the perfect spot in which to leave her angelic mark, my heart felt as if it would burst. Oh to have the joy of a child. To be innocent of this world's hurt. To look at the snow and only see the possibilities....and none of the struggles it may cause. For one moment, I was able to just BE......just be in the glorious snow with MY ANGEL. This is the gift she gives me, and I am forever grateful for just a little taste of childhood again.

Angels can fly because they carry no burdens. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. ~Luciano de Crescenzo

If one looks closely enough, one can see angels in every piece of art. ~Adeline Cullen Ray

A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase. ~Author Unknown

Ever felt an angel's breath in the gentle breeze? A teardrop in the falling rain? Hear a whisper amongst the rustle of leaves? Or been kissed by a lone snowflake? Nature is an angel's favorite hiding place. ~Carrie Latet

'Flight of the Snow Angels.'

Beneath sunny kisses
They take to the air
And vanish like the child
That once left them there.
Like a dark bird time sweeps over the hills
And takes the winged prints from snow covered fields
Back to the far north where all angels go
That ever was made by a child in the snow.

~I like to believe this to be truth.~Judy C. Meeker

There are days when I sit in wonder at the greatest gift of all. The opportunity to be the parent of an angel on earth.

Thank you Sugar Bear.....THANK YOU!

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Autumn said...

Oh Corey, what a sweet post. Looking at life through the eyes of a child is such a gift. I love the pictures of Sugar making a snow angel.

Unknown said...

I love this post!! She's got such enthusiasm.

The Egel Nest said...

Darling all the quotes...and the pictures as always were stunning and to the point :)

The Egel Nest

Anonymous said...

Hi Corey! An adorable child! I want to kiss her!

Anonymous said...

great shots, Corey.A real angel!

Unknown said...

Beautiful post. I just can't get enough of those big blue eyes! Wow.

Lindy said...

These are just precious Corey! She reminds me of a little porcelain Snow Baby : ) I just love that childhood belief that anything is possible... "We just need a little snow, Mom..."
Your little angel is extra special : )

holly said...

corey stop it just stop it! you're makin' me long for snow! NO NO NO!!!

but i do love that hat!!

and i do love that angel!!! she *is* an angel, that sugar bear. and what a great momma she has. :)

Beth Cotell said...

More great shots of your little snow angel!

jennwa said...

Cute pictures and great quotes. I love," A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase." How true.

Julie said...

Those close-ups of Sugar are simply precious! Such an angelic expression!

Unknown said...

What a wonderfully sweet tribute to your Sugar!

Keara @ Now I Know What Life Is All About said...

Such a sweet post! She certainly is a sweet little angel! Beautiful pictures!

CMB said...

What fun, what fun...such beautiful fun. Love those photos and the heart felt post.

Lindy said...

sooo darn cute!!

Deb said...

Oh that was just beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. :)

Anonymous said...

I love this post- the pictures and quotes are amazing!!

Casdok said...


david mcmahon said...

Corey, my favourite quote is the one by Adeline Cullen Ray. That's so memorable.

the mother of this lot said...

Another beautiful post. I left you an award on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Sugar is so adorable. I love all your photos of her. I've slacked off on my photos of M. I need to break out the camera again.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

She's an angel alright. She has the most beautiful eyes!

Sharon said...

She is precious! Such pretty blue eyes!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Oh Corey my lovely friend, this is so beautiful. Sugar Bear is lucky to have you too.
And I have something for you over at mine. x

the rotten correspondent said...

She looks like she's having a blast. Those are wonderful pictures.

Unknown said...

What a darling child!! She is beautiful.. as are the quotes, so true.. Love it

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful piece of art! thank you for making me smile on this windy and warm afternoon ... that second image just makes my toes tingle when I look at it! Thanks for sharing

Don Mills Diva said...

What a wonderful post - beautiful pictures, lovely, lovely words. Thanks for making me smile

Michelle said...

what a beautiful series of photos! Looks like she was having such fun in the snow!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Corey. I've posted some of the photos I took today after being inspired by your fabulous ones of Sugar.

Thanks for all the photo tip posts. They are great reminders of how to take good photos of a little cutie!

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