“Feathers Appear When Angels Are Near”
My grandmother quoted this often because she was just as frequently finding spectacular examples to add to my collection.
Her habit of picking things up was one of the things I loved most about her. Rocks, pine cones, feathers, acorns, shells…they may have seemed insignificant in the eyes of most but to me they were proof that God was very near.
To this day these “reminders” still inhabit my home, strewn about in exactly all the right places, attentive and cautious guardians of the faith she cultivated in my heart.
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