Pure souls

We are blessed to know so few truly pure souls in our lives, but when we meet one, we know it instantly, don’t we?

We have an angel on earth in our home.  She has changed us all and taught us gently for eight years.  Her little heart is so pure that her face radiates light.  There is no mistaking it.  For me, it is not possible to look into her eyes and not want to be better.

It is she who taught me that life is more precious than we understand and that we have so much to do.  She was the hand of heaven reaching down to lift me to something higher.

This weekend, she did the same thing again.  She was baptized, and after all of the work and preparation and planning, in the end, I was an awed bystander at the light beaming forth.  This little soul who talks to birds and calls them to her, this little spirit allowed to be with us, changed us all this week.

She audibly gasped as she came out of the water.  It was like witnessing the birth of a nearly perfect being.  I didn’t think she could become more special than she already was, but somehow, in her light, I am changed again.  I don’t deserve her…what a perfect example of mercy.

Life is so short.  There is so much to do.  She has taught me that there is power and help to do it.  She has taught me that heaven is so close we can touch it, and that those who seek will indeed find.

4 Responses

  1. Elizabeth Matteson

    I was privileged to have this lovely angel girl in my primary class a few times when she was visiting. What a wonderful event this must have been for her as well as your family. Thank you so much for sharing this post.

    February 12, 2016 at 6:17 pm

  2. Beautiful words for a beautiful girl!

    February 12, 2016 at 8:28 pm

  3. Jamie

    Ann, she takes after her Mother <3 and what an example of light you both are to the world. Her very special day at baptism, was magical…she does radiate pure light and goodness, and she does have a gift she so effortlessly shares with us all.

    May you continue in your journey, of setting the example in what we should all aspire to be.

    Love this post…the writing and pictures, absolutely perfect.

    February 12, 2016 at 11:21 pm

  4. Jessie

    I love that girl so much. I wish I could have made it work to be there.

    February 16, 2016 at 11:04 pm

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