Angels looking after you

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.

About Kathy

I live in the middle of the woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Next to Lake Superior's cold shores. I love to blog.
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30 Responses to Angels looking after you

  1. candidkay says:

    Love the angels and this post!
    I guess I had never thought about it as an actual field of unconditional love and support. Somehow that visual just gives me a warm feeling. What a nice way to go through my day. Thank you, Kathy! I’m so glad you shared this with us here.

    • Kathy says:

      Kay, I am very glad you liked the analogy. I did not really know about that field of unconditional love and support until recent years, and am so very glad it exists!

  2. Anna says:

    Thank you for your blessing. I have worries right now that we won’t be ready for the arrival of family and friends that will be staying for Christmas. We have a few projects going on plus rooms to clean out. I need to take a deep breath. As much as I want everything to look perfect, I need to remember our house guests love us, regardless of the mess.

    • Kathy says:

      Anna, I have felt those pre-visitor worries, too. May you relax into knowing it will be perfectly–mess or no mess. The love is what’s real. xoxo

  3. Dale says:

    How can one not love angels? This is lovely and thank you for sharing with us!

  4. leelah saachi says:

    The “WHAT IFs” – it feels so relieving just to RECOGNIZE that THAT’S what I have been doing lately. The thing is, when it becomes automatic my energy goes way down there.So thank you for the reminder. Kathylove. And hugs!

    • Kathy says:

      Leelah, I was delighted to realize this, too. That WHAT IF can be so debilitating! I kept watching it arise during our trip–and seeing that it is only the mind creating so much unnecessary worry. So glad it resonated with you too!

  5. May be angels of safe travels be with you …. and I imagine the relative warmth felt good.

  6. Robin says:

    I have always loved that saying (“traveling mercies”) and hope that the Traveling Mercies (I picture them to be much like angels) were/are with you on your return trip.

  7. Stacy says:

    Thanks for the benediction, Kathy. May angels watch over you, too. XOXO

  8. LaDonna Remy says:

    This is a beautiful prayer. We need all our angels in our current world💗. I hope your travels were fun and fulfilling.

  9. Oh, those awful “what if” scenarios! They keep creeping up on me as covid numbers climb up again and grandchildren are coming soon for Christmas… Will try to focus more on the angels watching over us. Thank you for this uplifting reminder, Kathy! Safe travels to you!

    • Kathy says:

      It kinda came out of the blue–that thought that “what if” scenarios can truly be some of our greatest fears. Yet the field of love that surrounds is more real, more true, more everything. Now if we can just remember this, right?!!

  10. So beautiful! “a larger knowing of grace, no matter what happens” – This is awesome. I hope you are back home safe and cozy. Happy to hear you traveled.

  11. Thank you. Safe travels! And looking forward to your tales.

    • Kathy says:

      Lunar, the travels were very comfortable this time. I hope to share tales, but we’re still in the mode of getting things reorganized and ready for Christmas. xoxo

  12. Debbie says:

    I’ve long believed angels watch over us, Kathy! But having likenesses of them around via pictures, statues, or one atop a Christmas tree, help us remember that. Glad you had a safe trip and trust you’re hunkered down awaiting Mother Nature’s chilly side!

    • Kathy says:

      Yes, Debbie, may the likeness help us relax into the peace-beyond-understanding that is available to us. It was a lovely trip and we’re glad we made it before winter set in for good.

  13. debyemm says:

    Much of the energy of fear can be so unnecessary. Yes, I do agree. Usually, what I feared or worried about in days of old doesn’t come to pass, so while I haven’t perfected it – I try not to.
    I look forward to reading soon how angels watched over you in your travels.

    • Kathy says:

      I am not sure, Deb, if it’s possible to perfect and eliminate our fears and worries. Maybe it is. But perhaps we can take them less seriously. I hope to write and share some photographs, but we’re still getting settled back home.

  14. Reggie says:

    Oh, I love that large angel statue – and the blessing of them watching over us. Thank you, Kathy! May the angels keep watching over us in the future too!

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