Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Littlest Angel

It was late. Christmas Day was almost over...

The feast had been eaten, the gifts unwrapped, and all were gathering their children, their bags and their coats...readying to leave. It was hard to hear anything distinct over the din of laughter and the hugs and farewells.

It was then that the littlest one knelt by the tree.

Alone in her world, she touched one of the glittery balls...


And a little bell caught her eye.

She reached in to touch it...


And carefully unwrapped the wire hook...


And gave the bell a little shake...


No one else heard the tinkle that the little clapper made, but there it was. Clear as a bell.

Gently, she placed the bell back where she had found it.


And angels walked among us.

25 comments:

FlowerLady said...

What wonderful pictures and what a sweet, sweet thing to witness and hear.

Love and hugs to you ~ FlowerLady

Carol said...

Sheer Magic.

coral-seas said...

Angels come in many guises but sometimes they are so obvious that they only have to whisper to let us know that they are among us.

I have heard your whispers; I know an angel when I meet one :-)

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

how sweet is that???

Radka said...

ahhhh

kaite said...

such concentration, or maybe contemplation, beautiful to see...k.

Judy S. said...

Wonderful post, Susan! I hope she (and you) have read The Polar Express! Happy New Year!

Barbara C said...

So sweet! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Elizabeth said...

Pure Magic and another angel earned her wings!! Happy Christams and Happy New year to you!!

Catherine said...

Heartwarming! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas dear friend.

I am looking forward to seeing all of your pretty things in the new year!

black bear cabin said...

Lovely! Merry Christmas~

NCPat said...

How wonderful! Christmas is for children isn't it?

NCPat said...

How wonderful! Christmas is for children isn't it?

NCPat said...

How wonderful! Christmas is for children isn't it?

NCPat said...

How wonderful! Christmas is for children isn't it?

NCPat said...

How wonderful! Christmas is for children isn't it?

NCPat said...

How wonderful! Christmas is for children isn't it?

NCPat said...

How wonderful! Christmas is for children isn't it?

NCPat said...

How wonderful! Christmas is for children isn't it?

NCPat said...

How wonderful! Christmas is for children isn't it?

NCPat said...

How wonderful! Christmas is for children isn't it?

Sheila said...

Wow! You are one special person to catch that moment on film. Most people would be caught in the hustle and bustle of goodbye's, but you had to have carved out a quiet moment with your camera slung over your neck, to stand and watch - scratch that - pull it up to your face and click away while that moment unfolded. The look on her face made me get a little choked up. It's beautiful, Susan. Merry Christmas, and wishing you a wonderful new years!

Murgelchen94..... Be yourself...an original is always more valuable than a copy. said...

Jepp, angels among us.

One such angel is magic.

A good new year.

LG,
Helga

vicki said...

Oh my- how precious is this! Truly- this is why Christmas is so special for children---
Vicki

Dolores said...

Gave me goosebumps reading this. Thanks.

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