Merry Christmas Angels


Clutch and I drove to Grand Rapids last Tuesday night during a lovely Winter Storm Warning. The plan had been to leave Traverse City by 2 PM but my final day at the store and closing the cottage took longer than I anticipated. I made my last trip up the hill around 8 PM with Clutch wrapped in a blanket and the flashlight in hand to light our way.
Our usual 2 hour trip (they tell me I drive too fast) took over 4 hours. The snow started falling as we turned on US 131 near Cadillac and got worse the farther south we went. I'm used to this ride and sometimes think I could drive it in my sleep but driving in a blizzard is another thing. No street lights, no visible lines along the edge of the highway or between lanes. We followed the evenly spaced reflectors along the side of the highway and traveled at a reasonable speed for being on the freeway in a snowstorm. It wasn't fast enough for the semi trucks traveling the same route and I cringed each time one passed the group of cars I was traveling with. It caused an instant whiteout and you simply couldn't see a thing. More than once my guardian angel had her hand on the wheel keeping us safe. I'm sure glad I wasn't driving faster than she could fly!

These little angels are a favorite among the ornaments I've made for our Christmas tree. They would be just as cute hanging on a little hook all year long reminding us that angels are all around us lending a hand or taking a stitch for us just when we need it most.

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