A Story of Lost Christmas Angels


I want to thank those of you who left comments about the photograph on my last post. I really do enjoy taking photos. Photos fill the gaps in my not so great writing, and help to communicate what I'm thinking and feeling better than words.

I have our Christmas decorations sitting out waiting to be placed. As I was going through them, I came across two kissing angels. I treasure these Christmas angels because they were given to me 25 years ago this Christmas by my best friend. They come with a story, so I think I will let him tell you himself. Welcome, guest blogger . . . my Hubby . . .


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It was Christmastime, and my sweetheart was 600 miles away.
All I could think about was not being with her. I was miserable.
Then I came up with the next best thing: I would send her The Perfect Gift.
All I had to do was find it.

The jewelry store had dazzling gems and shining gold and silver trinkets, but it wasn't there.
I found lovely scarves and delightful ornaments, but it wasn't among them.
I was beginning to think a nice card would have to suffice – and then I saw them, standing together.
In minutes, I was on my way to the post office.

The long line of fellow last-minute gift mailers finally brought me to a clerk, just before closing time.
"Three dollars and sixty cents," he said.
I had three fifty.
"Um, I need another ten cents," I mumbled, hoping the Christmas spirit would work its magic on him.
He stared at me until I said, "I'll be back," and slunk out of line.

After digging through my empty pockets for the fifth time, I wandered the halls, scanning the floors desperately for a dime. Finally, with moments left, I called out for help. "Lord, all I need is a dime. Please, just a dime."
Rounding the same corner once again, I saw it there on the floor, waiting for me.
Merry Christmas, my dear!

But Christmas came and went for my sweetheart with no kissing angels.
New Year's Day passed, then Valentine's Day, but no angels.
They faded from my mind.

We were apart once again for Spring Break, when she called.
"They're wonderful! I love them!"
"Love what?" I asked.
"The angels! They're here!"
"What angels?" I asked again. Oh . . .
"Thank you so much!" she said.
"Merry Christmas, at last," I answered.

It was my first experience with the phrase, "Absence makes the heart grow fonder."
It was also my first experience with the importance of knowing the right address.

21 comments:

BellaRosa said...

Nancy & Bill that was just wonderful!!! I loved reading that...I teared up and then I laughed...perfect ending to a beautiful ongoing love affair :) Besos, to you both...Rose

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Beautifully written Mr. B. and....what a testament to God's caring and giving spirit! That dime on the floor wasn't a coincidence and in spite of the wrong address, the joy in Nancy's heart STILL lives on!!! BRAVO! Anita

Laura said...

Nancy,
I am sure you know how lucky you are to have such a devoted and romantic husband. What a sweet story! I love your darling angels!

Lori said...

oh, Nancy!!! and Bill:) that is the sweetest story...thanks for sharing!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Merci for visiting today ma belle! That first photo that you liked on my post is Chateau de Chillon in Switzerland. I hope you get to go to Europe one day; it is a must for you. Bisous, ania

Chatelaine said...

Such a sweet romantic story. Thank you for sharing.

Celticlass said...

Your Husband must be a pretty Darn Amazing Guy. You are a lucky woman.
Blessings,
Erin

Enzie Shahmiri said...

Nancy and Bill you two are such romantics! What a lovely story ~

xoxo

Enzie

June said...

What a treasure I'm sure these angels are to the two of you! This post has made my heart smile. Thank you so much Bill and Nancy, for sharing this very special gift of love.
Hugs~

LW said...

What a sweet story.
I bet each year when you unwrap those wee ones your heart fills with joy.
To find and be with ones love- of -their -life is a miracle in itself and I think it is wonderful that
the two of you never forget that bliss.

Louise

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a perfect story.
I can't wait to share it with my husband. Wonderful!

Miss Sandy said...

Nancy,

I think you and Bill are one of the most romantic couples in all of blogdom. What a sweet story. Thanks for sharing and warming my heart with the eternity of your love.

The Victorian Parlor said...

That story is wonderful!!! Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely story:).

Blessings,

Kim

bluemuf said...

What a lovely story and a beautiful memory. Thank you both for sharing.

Hugs Karen

Marie Antionette said...

Nancy, I wanted to cry .This was just the most wonderful story.And your little Angels are so precious.What a guy...LOL
with that ...
I want to wish you the merriest of Christmases and May God bless you, XXOO Marie Antionette

Marie Antionette said...

Nancy, I wanted to cry .This was just the most wonderful story.And your little Angels are so precious.What a guy...LOL
with that ...
I want to wish you the merriest of Christmases and May God bless you, XXOO Marie Antionette

Marie Antionette said...

Oh!!! I love the shoes Nancy.I have the ones I got from you last yr on my tree again.They are so beautiful still.
XXOO Marie Antionette

shibori girl said...

Hi Nancy,

What a fabulous story, a happy ending and remembered with such humor. Enjoy your "Spring Break" angels. :D

xoxo,

Kate

Rosemary said...

Very sweet and romantic!!
Rosemary

The Rose Room said...

what a romantic story with a humorous ending! Rachaelxo

Patti said...

Nancy
I haven't visited for a long time. I have missed so much and your blog still relaxes me! You work is amazing from your photography to your elegant paper shoes. I want to learn to do that! Amazing

Merry Christmas to you and your Loving Her Beautiful Husband Nancy
Hugs and God Bless You
Patti