Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Touched By An Angel

Our kids always give us such wonderful and creative and personal gifts for Christmas. Each of them gave us something relating to our beloved grandchildren, whom they know are so very important to both of us. Each of them touched our hearts deeply with their creativity and forethought about what we would treasure most.

But the gift that caught me off guard and brought big crocodile tears to my eyes is the ornament you see above. A pair of beautiful, glittered angel wings. These are Spina Bifida Wings. Each year the Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City is the recipient of a benefit charity called the Festival of Trees at Christmas time. People and organizations decorate large Christmas trees to sell and raise money for improvements at the hospital, etc. If we ever do move up here this is one charity I will definitely want to support and work on annually.

So Jen and her friend Traci went to the event and this year the Spina Bifida Tree was covered in these sparkly wings. Since many of the spina bifida kids, like Hazel cannot walk, these wings symbolize, being carried by angels, or when you have wings you can get by without the use of your legs, or whatever else you want them to symbolize. When I opened this gift it just touched by heart, as if by an angel. We love it, Jen! Thank you. This is one ornament that will stay out all year in our cottage.


Piper said...

I loved the festival this year. You have to time a trip so that you van come with us one of these years. Love it!!

Caroline Craven said...

That was a lovely post. It brought tears to my eyes, as most things do these days. If I stop drinking water, will the well dry up???

margaret said...

What a lovely idea. Didn't you have a photo of Hazel with fairy wings attached to her wheelchair so she's covering both bases?

Tina G said...

I am touched by the story of this sweet baby. I will be praying for her and for her family. I know, as a mother and grandmother, how hard it is to see these children hurting.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Maybe I'm just having a blonde moment but I can't seem to find the 'follow' button on your page.

Have a Blessed Day!

Julie Harward said...

Bonnie, this brought tears to my eyes, what a beautiful gift. I used to sing at The Festival of Trees every year and I loved going there and being involved with it so much. Your little angel Hazie sure touches my heart every time I see her sweet face..God bless her! (Thanks for the followers, now I won't miss you!) :D

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Bonnie,
So sorry to hear about Hazie and all that is going on. I can only imagine how hard that is to watch.
Know we are praying for her and all of you as well.

We spent the most of today in the emergency room with Susan. She had an episode at work where she was walking very slowly and was really pale and so one of her fellow teachers said Susan are you okay and she said I'm just really tired
and took a deep breath and said her
chest hurt and think she was having a lil trouble breathing, so she called us and we had them evac her
to the hospital and we met her there. She seems fine for the moment, they did blood work and a chest x-ray and kept her overnight and I think they plan on doing a full heart work up tomorrow.
They have her on telemitry (don't know if that is spelled correctly)
monitoring her heart overnight.
So we will see what tomorrow brings. I am hoping she is not having TIA's. She was doing well and in good spirits when we left at nine and was ready for some sleep.
She of course, didn't want to stay.

Know we will sure be praying for Hazie, and I know you'll pray for Susan too!!
Love ya hon, I know this has to be an excruciating time for you all.
A New Year and Here we go!! lol

Marie said...

Bonnie, as ever, little Hazel is in our deepest most heartfelt prayers. Love the wings. I believe that Hazel is surrounded with angel's wings wherever she goes. She is a precious treasure to each of us. Thank you so much for sharing her with us. Sending love and hugs and support. xxoo

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Bon,
Just saw you came by today, and good news Susan is fine. They were suppose to do a stress test which they did not do, but they did an ultra sound on her heart, and blood work and a chest x-ray, and monitored her heart for 27 hrs. Anyway, we just brought her home about 30 mins. ago and she is feeling just fine.
She does have to follow up with her
cardiologist and her primary care Dr. She is one happy girl to be home and all her furry friends are elated as well. lol As are we!!

So sorry to hear about what they are doing with Hazie, I can certainly understand how Jenn feels.
That would be horrible for Hazie to have to go thru that again, we will sure keep praying.
Life is really a test at times for sure.
Love you and you guys have been on my heart and in my prayers.

Sister Susie said...

Hi Bonnie,
I surely am praying for For Hazel! She always appears to have the LORD sharing through her beautiful, loving heart. I'm praying daily for her.

I'm sorry I gave everyone a scare. I'm so glad all is well. I thought my "resolution" to not be stressed was going good...until Tuesday afternoon. I guess the Devil didn't like my committment to the LORD. The reports came back good. I think my "report" would be: 1. Get on a good eating regiment (which I go for hours many times until I realize my head or stomach hurting due to not having eaten anything!) 2. EXERCISE to which I currently get none!)

I pray to LORD for you and your family to be blessed with Hazel's recovery.
Love and hugs,

Sally said...

Love this! Jen is so thoughtful!