Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Keepsake

Jess brought me back a gift when she was in the Caribbean.  It is an angel made out of stone, and I love it.



Here is the back side of it.



There is a little story that goes along with the angel.  I will share it with you.

Jess took a day to go cascading
down waterfalls (there are 27
total, but she cascaded down 7).
After hiking up hill, they came to
the waterfalls and were able to
jump off the cliffs or slide down
the waterfalls (she slid down most
because she doesn't like heights).
The crevasses and aqua blue waters
looked like a secluded paradise,
and it was one of the most
beautiful natural sites she has seen.
After sliding down the waterfalls,
they could swim in the refreshing
pools of water to the next
waterfall.  The bottom of the pools
and streams were filled with stones
that were used to carve the angel.
On her way out, a man had a
table of sculptures for sale that
he had carved himself, and he
was actually in the process of
carving one.  They were all so
intricately designed, and he was
very talented.  When she saw the
table full of his hard work, and
the angel specifically, she
knew I would love it.



Thank you, Jess, for your gift.



Do you like angels as much as I do?





~Sheri

  

21 comments:

Shirley said...

Who could not love angels? They are all around us we just have to know where! This is a beautiful gift and very lovely angel. How sweet for Jess to bring it home for you! And the story is wonderful too. I dont blame Jess for sliding down as I'm not found of height either. But, she was a lot braver than I would have been.
Enjoy the day,
~Shirley

Mary said...

That is a lovely stone sculpture. The color is so nice. So nice of you to share it.

Kris said...

Hi Sherri,

What a beautiful hand carved angel! I think the person who carved this is a very talented person.

Yes, I believe in angels. I once saw an apparition of an angel over my great niece after I had prayed that an angel would come and watch over her after her dad passed away. I've never seen another one since that day. I believe each of us have guardian angels who watched over us but this was the first and last time I ever saw one!

NanaDiana said...

What a gorgeous angel and a great story to accompany it! I love that she gave you such a special gift.

We have a couple of special little angels waiting for us in Heaven someday- xo Diana

TARYTERRE said...

DIVINE. Simply divine. She is lovely. I LOVE angels.

Brenda said...

I love angels!! And your gift is so very special. I love the color and design. The man did good in creating it and your Jess is special for thinking of you. BEAUTIFUL!
Brenda

Lucy said...

Angels are sweet for sure. What a thoughtful daughter as well.All the best, keep smiling, Lucy~

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

How i do believe in Angels.. they walk amongst us. They watch over us.
I love the story of Jess and the waterfall.. it sounds so wonderful. Its like the Angels were taking her down the slides of the waterfall, and there one was waiting to give to you.
lovely post Sheri.. you have lovely thoughtful daughters
The Angel is just so beautiful.
Happy tuesday Sherie
val xx

Ginger Zuck said...

What a lovely angel! I do love Angels too. She is beautiful. Jess chose the right one for you. Enjoy.

It's me said...

Since my mom died...i have special feeling with angels....i bought some for our house.....love angels.....they are special for me....xxx...

Teresa said...

I do. And there's beauty in the sight of angels in the unexpected places - a garden, picking at a window.

And to know that she found this one waiting for her to pick him and bringing it back to you add another dimension to the thoughtfulness of her gesture.

Be Blessed, Sweet Jess! As

“The fragrance always remains on the hand that gives the rose. -Gandhi.”

jayneonweedstreet said...

You have very dear friends - arent they like angels in your life?

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Sheri,
What a special gift from Jess. The workmanship on this piece is exquisie.. This is a true artist.
Can you tell me anything about the last image of this stunning angel?
Do you know who the artist is? It looks air brushed.

Thank you for visiting.. Truth be told, my roses are looking pretty sad from the heat, but they keep blooming. I hope the weather cools off for you so yours can start to bloom again.

I believe angels walk the earth daily..
Blessings,
Penny

magie said...

What a lovely story behind the angel..such a thoughtful gift. It is always nice to have something someone else has spent a lot of time and work on..makes it extra special :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I adore angels. I must have several STONE plaques in my home. You should see the ones in FRANCE!!!! HI SHERI! Anita

Cottage and Broome said...

Sheri, Angel and fairies are very magical, so nice you have surrounded yourself with them. If I find the perfect garden fairy I'll let you know. So nice Jess thought of your when she was on vacation, a sweet daughter! Thanks for stopping by, Laura

Sandy said...

Jess gave you a beautiful gift. Yes, I love angels too and your angel is gorgeous in it's simplicity. I've never seen one like it before. I know you will treasure this angel for many years. You are an earth angel and I'm so glad we are blogging friends. I haven't posted anything in weeks . Going through some live transitions (it 's all good but it doesn't always feel that way) Just laying low, going to work and spending time at home. I'll be back. Thanks so much for dropping by to say hello. Hugs, Sandy

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

Love the sweet Angel, Jess brought back for you.
Enjoyed reading the story, along with the Angel.

Happy rest of the week
Hugs
Carolyn

francis said...

Thank you so much for your comment
I do love angels too !
Very much indeed
what a wonderful story and a special gift to you !
Sharing is comforting and healing
and also guiding !
Thank you for being here !
All the best my sweet friend

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Simply beautiful, Sheri. Those are the best souvenirs, ones that have a special meaning and memory attached. Love it.
XOXO's,
Marcia

andrea@townandprairie said...

Angels are super special! Someone told me once that you should name all your angels in your house!