Beautiful Angel Story and a New Crown and Christmas in the Bedroom


Hello Sweet Friends and Happy Friday.


 

I found a new crown for my Santo's angel.  You are not going to believe where I got it and how much I spent!!

I found this sweet sparkle crown at Walmart in the Christmas aisle for .96 cents.  Yep!  I am leaving it gold for now to give her a little contrast to the white but I may down the road paint it white.



Funny how when you are not looking for something and you come across something like this crown and say hey that might work.  Then it is even sweeter when you see the price is .96 cents.  Gotta love Walmart!

Now onto my little Christmas in my bedroom.  I did very little in this tiny house.  Just a little here and there.  This is on top of my dresser.  Two cute trees with fur skirt trim and my Madonna and a picture I will tell you the story about.

I needed a little Christmas twinkle in the bedroom and these cute trees lit up at night are just enough.

I have a great vanilla snow candle that was gifted to me and it makes the room smell soft and romantic.

Now the beautiful story about this color pencil drawing.  A beautiful friend of my mom's that lived upstairs from her in their senior apartments was married to an artist.  He became sick a few years back and was in the hospital with hospice and did not have very much time left.  

One night before he died he asked his wife of 66 years if she would run home and get his drawing paper and supplies.  He was in and out of a coma but was very clear to her what he wanted her to do.  The Hospice nurse said it would not be long now so my mom's friend did not want to drive the half hour drive home and back to get his supplies like he wanted.  He was very insistent that she get them so she was torn on what to do.
  
There was a dollar store just up the street from the hospital and so she decided to go there and get some paper and colored pencils.  That way if he did regain consciousness he would not be disappointed in her and she could go there quickly and get back to the hospital.  

When she got back to the hospital he was pretty much in a coma and breathing very slowly.  The hospice nurse told her again that it would not be long.  She sat in the chair next to his bed and held his hand.  Pretty soon she fell asleep in the chair and within about an hour the hospice nurse woke her and said it was time.  She held his hand and whispered she loved him and a sigh and good bye and he stopped breathing and was gone.  

As she sat back down in the chair and was overwhelmed with loss she looked over at the end of the bed and saw a beautiful drawing.  It was the drawing you see above in my post that is framed.  It is of beautiful angels.  He had been telling her that he was seeing angels around him while he laid in his bed.  He wanted to draw them but needed his supplies.  

So now she was sure this is what he was seeing right before he left to go to his heavenly home.  This is why he was so insistent on her getting his supplies.  She treasured this last drawing and the meaning it gave to her.  

Now she makes a copy of this beautiful drawing and gives it to those that are going soon to their heavenly home.  She gifted my mom this right before my mom died and my mom cried and was so touched by the story and the meaning of this beautiful drawing.  Now that my mom has passed I have this beautiful painting to keep and remember my mom.  I hope she too saw the beautiful angels coming to escort her to her heavenly home.

Have a beautiful Friday and wonderful weekend.


41 comments

  1. What a lovely story and a beautiful gift. xox

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  2. The little gold crown is a marvelous buy. It looks perfect on your santo.

    The story of the angel drawing is so beautiful and comforting. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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  3. Oh, Kris, what a chilling and thrilling story behind that drawing! It will be glorious! And your crown for your angel - that was a Godwink in WM. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. Kris, The angel painting story is breathtaking. It is a very beautiful picture. Have a Blessed Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  5. Sweet story with a beautiful picture! Kudos on finding the crown...Walmart, who knew? Love all your pretties and sparklies. Sometimes less is more. xoxo

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  6. The gold crown looks perfect, what a find! That story about the angels is wonderful. How special that with his last breaths he drew that. What an incredible message.

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  7. Kris,

    Such a beautiful but sad story. I had tears in my eyes, not exaggerating. You are an angel and are meant to have this drawing now.

    Love the new crown and .96 cents can pass that up. Your bedrooms looks pretty with your Christmas touches.

    Cindy

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  8. Wow, what a beautiful story and gift. And what a wonderful comfort to those to whom it is gifted. Just brings tears to my eyes. It looks so beautiful with your bedroom decor too. What a great find on the crown...it's like it was made for your angel.
    Hugs, Cecilia

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  9. This brought me to tears. Thanks for such a beautiful story.

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  10. What a touching story. I have the same angel that you have that got named Edna by my son and his friends years ago. Making a trip to Wal-Mart today to look for a crown.

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  11. What a beautiful story. It really touched my heart. Thank you for sharing it.

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  12. OMG Kris, I'm in a pool of tears reading this. Such a beautiful story...and drawing to cherish. P.S. The angel crown is perfect and love how it was just waiting for you at Walmart of all places. xo

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  13. Crying like crazy right now. What a beautiful experience and gift to your mom. So glad you have the angels to remind you of your sweet mom. Sandra

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  14. Love the gold crown for your angel. I'd leave it gold, at least for the holidays...it's just the right touch.

    The story of the angel drawing was so beautiful, I read it twice. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. Oh, what a sad but also beautiful story, Kris! And that crown! What a find.
    Brenda

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  16. Such a beautiful story and the painting is priceless. This story leaves you speechless and also brings tears to your eyes. The angel crown is perfect. I found those ast Walmart too and add them to my chandy and reindeer. You cannot beat the price. Your bedroom is lovely with the angels and trees. A peaceful place to lay your head at nights. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post. xoxo

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  17. What a beautiful story...it really touched my heart. The little crown is so perfect too. You never know where you might find a treasure.
    ~Des

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  18. What a beautiful story and what a treasure to have. Love the crown- perfect! Have a great weekend.

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  19. What a beautiful story and what a treasure to have. Love the crown- perfect! Have a great weekend.

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  20. Walmart has some gems.
    Your decorations are so pretty. The picture and story is such a sweet memory.
    Very touching

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  21. Oh Kris I’m sitting in the Park crying reading this beautiful story. He is with the angels!

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  22. That .96 crown is unbelievable, I love it!! And that story gave me chills, so beautiful. What a lovely gift that you have it. xoxo

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  23. The crown was a great deal!

    What a sad but beautiful story about the angel painting.

    Have a lovely Christmas ~ FlowerLady

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  24. Kris you're not going to believe this but when I read that you were looking for a crown for the Santos I almost emailed you and told you about the gold crown ornament I bought from Wal-Mart but I was afraid you'd think I was crazy! Yup, it's the same crown! And guess what I thought when I bought it --"I can always paint it white later!" I kid you not. I am sitting here looking at my crown as I write this. I love it! So happy you found it too! The angel story brought tears to my eyes. It's a lovely drawing I'm sure you'll cherish. xo Kathleen

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    1. LOL. How funny how we both were thinking alike. Those crowns for 96 cents were so pretty. Gotta love Walmart. I am glad you have one too. Thanks for thinking of me lol! xoxo

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  25. Oh my gosh Kris, I have a huge lump in my throat reading the story behind the beautiful painting. And the fact that the man was able to do that right before he left this world is miraculous. This world never ceases to amaze me. Well, maybe not so much this world - maybe "otherworldly". And to find the perfect crown for your angel for 96 cents in probably the least expected place. The universe has gifted you angels all around! Maybe because you have the generous heart of an angel yourself.
    Blessings to all....Cil

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  26. Such a beautiful story! I'm so glad you have this artwork to bring you peace and comfort!
    Love the new crown! Such a sweet find! Your bedroom vignette is lovely! Hugs!

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  27. A beautiful story Kris, thank you for sharing! Happy Friday!

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  28. What a beautiful ending to life..wow..and I am also wondering if some of what the husband witnessed were his Family and caregivers, also. A beautiful story that angels are among us both here and above. Thanks for sharing all of that..we probably all need a lift-up. :0) .. That crown is awesome and as much as I do not like Wally World (too peoplely)..lol.. If I get that way I will surely see if there are any more crowns..You are a great and lucky shopper. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas. !!

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  29. Good morning Kris! You hadn't posted yet when I did my morning blog roll check early yesterday so I missed this amazing story.

    First of all, WOO HOO you found a crown and the price is unbeatable! Sometimes Christmas ornaments make the best little treasures!

    OK, now for the angel. So then, even though he had been in a coma when she got back from the hospital then fell asleep by his bedside, he woke up to do this drawing? It was unclear to me....it is STUNNING! This drawing has an important story that has been passed down twice now. I know you will keep it and it will be passed down to someone important to you.

    I believe. When my mother was fading away from me, for the first time during her illness she became more animated and articulate than ever.As she started to die, she looked up and said in Spanish, "OH, HOW BEAUTIFUL!" I wept because I knew.

    Let us believe and continue to show the world we do by the love we give.

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  30. Wow. What a beautiful drawing and even more beautiful ministry. Thanks for sharing the story. We all need stories of hope, especially now, and especially during Advent. Your decor is beautiful, Kris!

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  31. Oh Kris, I just couldn't stop crying after reading about the angel drawing story. I am glad that you have the angel drawing and I'm sure your mom saw angels too. I love that beautiful crown you found at Walmart. It looks so nice just the way it is. I think I needed a good cry today Kris. LOL. Have a nice weekend.

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  32. What a beautiful story, Kris. It definitely brought tears to my eyes. That crown is perfect. xo Laura

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  33. Very sweet, I actually picked up a variation of one of the crowns to make a light fixture for one of the doll dioramas, of course I have no idea where it is...LOL. Lots of cool items out there, if we can venture out. Though Target was totally stripped a week ago..., here!

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  34. Hi Kris,
    This is a beautiful post and I thank you for sharing. It brought tears to my eyes. And at the same time it is just what I needed to read tonight. So much is going wrong, yet, so many of us are doing right, showing love and light.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Love you,
    Carla

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  35. Morning Kris,
    Everything looks beautiful as always hon. Oh my I love the beautiful angel drawing and the story behind it.......what a wonderful idea his wife had about gifting it to others who are about to go to heaven. So lovely that you can keep that as a reminder of your Mom. Thanks for sharing this lovely story with us.
    Can't believe tomorrow with be half way thru Dec. already. My Dads birthday would have been tomorrow, but he has been spending it with Jesus for 26 yrs. now.
    Hope you are enjoying the Christmas Season hon,
    Blessings,
    Nellie

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  36. Well Kris, trying to keep my tears from spilling into my coffee is a job as I read this wonderful, most heart touching story. Oh my goodness! This gave me the Holy Bumps! What a true blessing to have this beautiful painting. My my! And....96 cents for that crown? Girl....God just blessed you is what He done! Hugs and blessings to you dear lady.
    Cindy

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  37. Oh Kris, I wish your story of the angels painting could be published in a book. What a powerful and moving true story! And the cover for the book should be your entire setting for the painting, no one could do it better. It proves to me that God's hand is often even in the small things we choose for our home for the comfort and beauty they bring us. I can easily imagine how it touches your heart and how grateful you must be that your mother got to see it. Thank you for sharing this with us and hugs to you, sweet friend!

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  38. Oh, Kris, what a wonderful story. The painting is beautiful and what a nice gesture from the lady and the reasons she gives it. The crown looks perfect. I have been very bad about keeping up with my visits even though I have read all of your posts. Your Christmas is looking beautiful and I am always thinking of you and your kind deeds and friendship..Stay well, my friend..xxoJudy

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  39. Kris,
    Loved this story... As a nurse, I have heard many similar stories...There was a 98 year old woman that kept telling us about the angels in the corner of her room and how beautiful they were.... She passed away a few hours later..When her daughters came in, I told them that she was seeing angels and they were so grateful to hear that....What a beautiful remembrance of your Mom and her friend!! I hope you will not mind if I share this on FB....
    Hugs,
    Deb

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