My Christmas Angel

No, Betsy didn’t pose for this angel figurine, but she easily could have.  She has short blond hair, big blue eyes and an angelic face.  During and after college Betsy sang in choirs and in theatrical productions.  When we first met, Betsy was the Associate Minister at my parent’s church in Hendersonville.  So for all of these reasons, and others that will be evident shortly,  I’ve considered this angel to be very representative of my angel.

It wasn’t very long after we began dating that I was convinced that I had found an angel.  Don’t get me wrong — I still feel that way — but the feeling was new and exciting back in 2001.  I realize I’m showing my age, but in my mind I had all the questions that were asked in the lyrics of the big-band era song “When Did You Leave Heaven?”.

But back to the figurine.  The first time I saw it I just knew that it just had to represent Betsy.  Betsy did have another side to her personality — a side that was shown by the twinkle in her eyes at times and an almost impish grin.  As I got to know her better — and as I met her sons and heard their stories — I realized that impishness was indeed a part of her character.

What does all this have to do with the angel figurine?  Take a look at the back of this angelic figurine.

That’s a sling shot sticking out of her pocket.

That’s my angel!!!


Betsy and I will be taking a long weekend from blogging to have time to celebrate Christmas with family and friends.  We’ll be back Monday, but in the meantime we want to wish you and your family a very merry and blessed Christmas.

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15 Responses to “My Christmas Angel”

  1. Darla Says:

    Are you sure that’s not Betsy? Merry Christmas!

  2. busy bee suz Says:

    I love it George!!!!
    Merry CHristmas to you both.

  3. Mary Says:

    I’m glad you found that “impish little angel”….Betsy….and that you both are so happy now. God is good! Merry Christmas to both of you!

  4. Susie Says:

    This is a sweet post George! I hope you two have a very blessed Christmas.

  5. happilyretired Says:

    What a perfect representation of Betsy! Love your ‘angel with the slingshot in her back pocket’ and this post! Enjoy your blogging break … wishing you and yours a joyous Christmas with family.
    Hugs and blessings,
    Small Reflections

  6. imac Says:

    George, May you and your family have a Merry Christmas.

  7. Jen Says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your angel George!! 🙂

  8. JLS Hall (Joysweb) Says:

    Such a cute angel! And it does look a lot like Betsy! Hope you and your family have a great Christmas. Be well and happy and safe.

  9. Hilda Says:

    This is the cutest, sweetest, most love-filled Christmas post I have seen today.

    A blessed, beautiful, joyful Christmas to you and Betsy!

  10. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your Angel.Keep an eye on that back pocket of her’s. 🙂

  11. MaryBeth Says:

    What a sweet story, George. I am glad you found your Angel.

    Merry Christmas to you all.

  12. Neal Says:

    That’s Betsy … an angel with a slingshot! 🙂 Now all she needs is a BB gun. 🙂

  13. Karin Says:

    Adorable!! What a sweet post! Be happy!

  14. Cheryl Says:

    How sweet! Both front and back of the Angel!! Wishing you and Betsy a wonderful New Year!

  15. Pam Says:

    That is the sweetest thing I have read in a very long time, George. It does look exactly like Betsy… your ‘Angel’.
    I hope you , Betsy and your Family’s had a delightful Christmas.
    I wish you a happy New Year filled with peace and joy.

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