"Thank you, Grandma Sally said into the cell phone. I will tell Elizabeth that you have picked out Felix to be Jacob's guardian angel." Then she walked down the hallway to the recovery room so she could be with Elizabeth.
Adora smiled as she followed Grandma Sally to the recovery room. Felix is perfect for Jacob, she thought. Obadiah and I should have picked him out right away. He is small, and he doesn't have much experience, but he is very brave and quite stubborn. Most importantly, he has the biggest, strongest heart of all of the angels in Heaven and he will make sure that Jacob has a wonderful life.
Exactly one hour after he was born, Jacob was packed up in the transport incubator with all of his tubes and wires hooked up to him. The transport team wheeled him back down to the same little waiting areas so his parents and all of his grandparents could see him before he left for the children's hospital. As everyone reached in to touch Jacob's hands, Felix flapped his wings at top speed and hovered just above the incubator where he could keep a close eye on Jacob.
The story continues but I just had to share this small part. Like I said, where did the time go? How has it been 10 years, a decade? I am so thankful for the love of guardian angels that was passed from my grandmother to me. I am also thankful for the love of writing in our family. These moments in time, documented, told in a story, are priceless treasures. I will admit our family is beyond exhausted and we know the week ahead of us is going to be filled with so many emotions as we say good-bye to Pawpaw Moody. However, it will also be filled with the joy of watching our son turn ten years old. So, in an odd way, I am thankful I couldn't fall asleep. Not only did I get to think about a great man but in the process of looking for pictures, I found an incredible story that had been tucked away for a decade.