- When Angels Cry
Yes, I’ve finally learned
That love is just a four letter word
Hope is a four letter word. — Janis Ian
It’s the last line of Janis Ian’s song, “When Angels Cry.”
When I was trying to decide what to photograph for this week’s WordPress photo challenge, the glimmer of the angel’s tear caught my eye. She watches over the grave of our Welsh Corgi, our true angel. I know he would not want to cause tears unless they were tears of joy.
That is why I spent time looking for songs about angels crying until I found the perfect one to go with this photo. During the process I found other songs about angels crying that I also liked including:
- Doro’s Even Angels Cry
- Jars of Clay’s song by the same name, Even Angels Cry
- Mariah Carey’s Angels Cry
All four songs are excellent, but Janis Ian’s song spoke to me for the purpose of this post because it really describes our angel.
Although I do believe angels can cry, this angel’s tears were simply raindrops as you can see in the second photo below.
Raindrops, not tears.
My Golden did not expect to see an angel in his yard since he wasn’t outside when I placed it there.
Unexpectedly adopted this guy 2 weeks ago.
Finding this Keeshond at the Hawaiian Humane Society was an unexpected joy. They normally only have Pit Bull or Terrier mixed breeds. There are no Keeshond breeders on the island either. He was found wandering in a business area. They took him to the Humane Society after no one claimed him. I have checked Internet sites to see if anyone is looking for him and so far no one appears to be.
The day before we adopted him is the first time I have been on their site since our Corgi died. I did not feel we were ready for another dog yet, but something made me check the site anyway.
Finding the Keeshond’s picture and information touched my heart. I quickly phoned my husband to convince him.
After leaving a message asking if the dog was still available on the Humane Society’s voicemail, I took my Golden outside where a rainbow appeared over my Corgi’s burial site. I took it as a sign that he blessed my decision.
A voicemail the next morning revealed that the Keeshond was at a pet store site for the day. I called the store to make sure no one had adopted him, and we loaded our Golden into the car to go meet our latest addition.
My Golden is happy that the Keeshond is not interested in his ball.
Maybe our angel sent him because after all:
I brought this ornament for our Corgi’s first Christmas.
P.S. Go to Weekly Photo Challenge to learn how to participate and to see what others are posting.
My Prayer Journal
In November of 2011, I shared a post, Awaiting Answers to Prayers, during a low point. I know God heard and answered that prayer, and I am so grateful for the way he answered. A delightfully different angel helped return love and joy to my family. Yet, I am still working on forgiving others and trying to be as kind as I want the world to be. That is why I feel compelled to share today’s prayer with you.
Please help me to forgive easily,
To be kind and to reward others’ kindness,
To see the world through eyes of love,
To share joy,
And to always be grateful for the journey of life.
Today I will be telling my dear friend good-bye for the last time as I release him to the angels per his request, so forgive me if I’m not feeling this week’s photo challenge. Still, I do have a few older photos that fit the challenge and I know life must go on and that is what my corgi wishes for his family.
Shore Fishing. What could be more carefree?
Sings a Beautiful Carefree Song.
Gives us a carefree feeling.
Carefree as a Bird.
A place for carefree emotions.
In the Arms of the Angels.