Friday, May 29, 2015

Angel Smiling On You

   Tears streamed down my face as I sat at my grandmother's funeral. My grandmother lived a very full life, and was full of energy, love, and wisdom. She always said the right thing for the situation. And, whenever we had a problem, we knew we could talk with Grandma.

As a teenager, I can remember many conversations where Grandmother would give us her worldly wisdom and she would always end up saying you have an angel
smiling on you dear I know you will do the right thing. Now, here we were at her funeral, and I could almost hear her saying, the angels are smiling on us. Now, I really knew I had an angel smiling on me as I am sure Grandma was in heaven smiling down and watching out for us.

I offered to help my Mum sort through Grandma's apartment. The next few days were filled with memories, and filled with laughter, and filled with tears. As we sorted through Grandma's stuff, it brought back some wonderful
memories. I was packing the last of the dishes when my mum called to me. I went into Grandma's bedroom, and my mum handed me a package with my name written on it. I opened the box and read the poem:

May this little Angel shine upon your home
Filling your days with cheer
Know that She stands on guard for you
To help you smile all year.

And Grandma had  written, "hang this stained glass angel in your window to remind you of your angel Kate! Love Grandma"

To this day, I have the stained glass angel hanging in my bedroom window. And, every time I look at it I can hear Grandma saying:
"You have an angel smiling on you dear, I know you will do the right thing."

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“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”
Psalm 91:11
Until Next Time
Love knowing angels are guarding me!


  1. Beautiful and heartwarming post, Mary. You are very blessed. My grandparents all died either before I was born or when I was quite young, and the only one I remember was my grandmother on my mother's side, and she died when I was around 8. Unfortunately I don't have the same loving memories, as sadly, she was a bitter and stern woman. Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Thanks for this sweet blog! It is so heartwarming to read your memories

  3. So precious. My own "Mammie" had that last picture hanging in her home. I'm so glad He sends His angels to guard over us....I'm pretty sure they work OT because of me. ;)

  4. Beautiful... thank you for sharing. Blessings

  5. What a wonderful memory from your grandma. What I remember with my grandma was she taught us how to pray and introduced the bible. That opened my pursuit to know more of our God. Precious memories!

  6. It is so wonderful that you have such memories of your grandma. Neither of my grandmas was very affectionate so I don't have that memory of them. I want to be different. The last picture is one I remember being given as a premium when a woman bought a can of Cloverine salve. Remember that? It always intrigued me, having a guardian angel.


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