When our young family acted out "the nativity" at Christmastime, Emily was our angel.
She was perfect in her part and took it as seriously as a little child could.
Last weekend, I attended the church's production of "Savior of the World" and watched with tear-filled eyes as Emily once again played the part of an angel (AND one of Mary's aunts - but we're not talking about aunts right now.)
I found my mind drifting twenty-two years back... I envisioned our little angel child,Emily, as she was then. I could hear her say in her itty bitty sweet little 2-year-old voice, "Fear Not!"
Here she was again, with her beautiful blond curls, all dressed in angelic white, singing praises and declaring glad tidings of great joy!
Was she actually among those angel voices who sang with the hosts of heaven when Christ was born over two millennia ago? I just have this feeling....