All day, all night, angels looking after you, my dear…
This is a song I used to sing to my kids when they were growing up. The “real” lyrics are slightly different, but we all make up words to songs, right?
This wooden angel looks out over Broad Street on L’Anse, keeping her angel eyes on all the happenings in our little town.
I snapped the photo last Tuesday morning. Next day we boarded an airplane and flew south to Detroit and on to Atlanta, Georgia. We rented a Nissan Rogue from Alamo and drove to Athens (home of the University of Georgia and the Bulldogs). Barry’s parents live nearby and we spent five days with them before visiting his nearby brother and wife.
We will soon be settled back in our little house in the woods (or perhaps even be there by the time you read this.) A winter snowstorm threatens the western Upper Peninsula so I’m hoping the angels will look over us as we travel. Traveling mercies, my friend Ruth always says.
I thought yesterday: what is the opposite of angels watching over you? The answer that popped up: when fear watches over us. When our mind creates “what if” scenarios. When we worry over what-may-happen rather than relax into a larger knowing of grace, no matter what happens. There’s a field of unconditional love and support that surrounds us. Worries sometimes can prompt us to take proactive measures, but much of the energy can be so unnecessary, don’t you agree?
May angels watch over you, dear reader. May the wings of grace flutter in between any worries or concerns that threaten to disturb your day. May peace bathe any anxiety, disquiet or unease.
Blessings as you travel through your day. Angels watching over you.