In particular, this new little one and his sister.
He is a sweet soul who loves to snuggle.
When he was just one week old my daughter and I took him and his big sister to visit the cherry blossoms in D.C. (they live in a neighboring state).
We wanted to capture the memory with photos so I held him next to
a branch brimming with blossoms.
He was as content as could be and kept sleeping. I began talking to him to see if I could get him to open his eyes. I asked him if he remembered seeing his Poppie---the name my husband chose to be called instead of grandpa. (This little guy was born just a few days past the year mark of my husband's passing.) As soon as I asked the question our sweet baby gave the biggest grin which just kept getting
bigger and bigger and lasted several seconds.
Then my daughter asked him if he was sad that we couldn't see and be with Poppie. Immediately his grin changed into a pout that looked as if
he was about to cry but stopped just short.
Both my daughter and I started to tear up. We knew we had been given a tender reminder that angels are closer than we know. This is not the first confirmation we have had over the past year. There have been MANY. It is a fact that we are all surrounded by angels, both seen and unseen. You just have to be aware of the signs; like when a friend calls to lift your mood at just the right time, or when a stranger offers to help, or when you feel that calm assurance that, despite the odds, everything will be okay. It is consoling to know that we are not alone, that there are indeed angels among us.
And in case you have doubts about this little guy's reaction, he has never since smiled so long and big nor had such a sad face as he did that day.
We know it was an affirmation straight from heaven.