Today, I want to share with you something that makes me happy...
These little ol' Angel men look so completely happy as they sing. (The music box plays "I'd like to teach the world to sing"... can't you imagine these little dudes singing that?)
They came to be in my house because of my mother. One day, long ago, she was visiting me here in Ohio and we went shopping in a little place that no longer exists, called the French Market. In one of the stores there, these little guys were singing away and I remember my mom looking at them.
This was in the midst of her battle with ovarian cancer and the look on her face was of pure happiness. I wanted her to always look that way.
I asked her if she liked them and she smiled and said, "they make me laugh". I immediately picked this up and purchased them for her, against her vehement protests. Anything that made her want to laugh... anything that brought that smile to her face... she just had to have!
After she was gone, I asked my dad if I could have them back. Since then, they have always been perched happily somewhere in our living room. Every time I look at them, I think of her on that day, and they make me smile.
For more stories in the Pick Your Precious theme of Storytelling Sunday, visit From High in the Sky. Thank you, Sian, for once again hosting our Storytelling Sundays in 2013!