Sunday, August 22, 2010

Guardian Angels

“So what do you think? Is he up to it?”
“Of course he’s not up to it, that’s why we are here. What I don’t understand is why one of your rank was given guardianship of a little baby? Don’t you normally take on higher profile duties?”
“I don’t question the Father’s wisdom and neither should you. Before taking this assignment, the Father opened the book and let me see a glimpse of what’s to come. They are both really going to need our help. You have been with him for 26 years now, isn’t that right?”
“That’s pretty close, a bit longer. Isn't that a little unusual getting to see what’s to come? Why would the Father do that?”
“Who can understand the Fathers reasons but I can tell you we have our job cut out for us. Listen, you better get your game face on and stay focused because what’s coming Grayquill is going to need every ounce of help you and I can give him. Granted my primary responsibility is B but Grayquill from what I have seen is not ready! I will help you out when I can but I better not catch you slacking off. This little one is just too important.”
“Well you can tell me about that latter but right now look at them. I haven’t seen him this relaxed in a long time and she seems very content.
”Listen, don’t get all sentimental on me, if you drop the ball here, there will be hell to pay.”
“Hey, that’s not funny, don’t use that threat on me, I don’t appreciate it.”
Oh my goodness, I am in more trouble than I thought, “Listen, It was a figure of speech you dim wit. Calm down. I just wanted you to know I will be expecting your best and I am not taking this assignment lightly. I will not put up with any nonsense from you. I have heard the stories down through the ages of your less than stellar past performances.
“This little one, B, the Father has great plans for and the evil one is already plotting against her. So tell me, this Grayquill where are the holes, what’s he lacking?”
“Gee...where to start, we don't have time for a complete list but I will highlight a few. Grayquill is how should I say it? My best description is… he’s of the common type. He lacks courage. He is prone to not face trouble head on but skirt around it sizing it up for hours or even days before taking action. He’s a messy. Some think he is pretty funny but honestly, he has never made me laugh, except for some of the bone head choices he makes.”
“Hmmm….that doesn’t sound good.”
“It’s not! He often sticks his foot in his mouth. He regularly speaks before thinking and that has caused him a goodly amount of pain. His strengths are, he has a good strong conscious but he will rationalize it away whenever it serves him. He is a hard worker but his weakness is, when a duty gets boring or mundane, he will begin to falter, then, his best slips to the side. During these times he will be prone to day dreaming and in his school years he had more than one teacher totally exasperated with his lack of focus and I had to come to the rescue on more than one occasion. He is creative which helps him in problem solving. He is both good and horrible with people but that speaking without thinking is a real weakness. He will hurt another’s feelings without really intending to and I have had to help him repair more than one misspeak. But enough about him, tell me about the little lady. What is she going to be like?”
The older wiser angel smiles, “Where to start? Some of whom and what she is to become will remain to be seen by her choices. But, the strengths the Father gave her in the beginning are quite astounding. B has been gifted to see right and wrong at a high level. This will probably develop her into a no nonsense person. She is creative and her passion for life is strong. Her mind is already inquisitive and she loves learning. You will see as she grows if something is unjust she will work hard to make it just. She will have no trouble telling a person who needs to be set straight what is the straight way. She has been gifted with loyalty to those in her inner circle. She is courageous beyond what one would expect and her compassion for those less fortunate will be demonstrated though out her life. Her expectation of herself and others will probably cause her some pain down the road. My task is to keep drawing her toward the Father and his perfect plan for her. I am looking forward to this assignment.”
“Well we got our work cut out for us, I am glad you are here, maybe you can give me some pointers in helping to direct this sleeper. I am a bit worried about him. I still don’t get why the father would entrust such a highly valuable child to one such as this.”
“Trust…love triumphs over all, he does love her.’’
“What else can I do?”


Sylvia K said...

A beautiful post and it's quite obvious that she is well loved! Enjoy your week!


Unknown said...

:) Chatty angels. Like me and my ferrets :) A post like this serves a third person view of ourselves. Sometimes we write in things that we never get to say.

Do more of this. :)

S. Susan Deborah said...

Love always triumphs. Angels and children never fail to make us feel tender and nice :)

Love and joy,

Anonymous said...

I have to say this. I really like this post.
I have come across something similar to this in books. But. Never in a blog post.

Now that I have that bit out of my system:
1) B sounds intriguingly interesting. I don't know her. But I am just so happy to be able to read about her.
2) That picture is beautiful. Is that you GQ? You look as angelic in it as the baby in your arms.
3) A friend of mine had their first child, a baby girl, just a couple of days back. And I feel a little queer, reading this post, right after speaking to them. It is a small world indeed!

Debra said...

Beautiful picture and that is one blessed baby! Love does triumph over all and thankfully, in my own personal experience, covers a multitude of imperfections.

Arkansas Patti said...

Loved the picture GQ that I am pretty sure is you and your sweet daughter. That little soul was so fortunate to nestle into such a caring family.
I'm sure her guardian angels had little to do while she was growing up.

Asif said...

Love never fails and I’m very happy to know about B. You are really lucky to have such a sweet person as your daughter and in a way you are responsible for making her grow up as a compassionate human.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

This is a compassionate post, vert appealing.The photo says a lot too! We all need those guardian angels, right??

Lynda G. said...

Sweet! :D

sm said...

like the narration
beautiful post
I still don’t get why the father would entrust such a highly valuable child to one such as this.”

Grayquill said...

Sylvia K: She is now grown and on her own. It is now fun to watch them bloom. A new phase of life with it’s own rewards. Loved? Yes still!!

Shadowthorne: Thanks, I hadn’t thought that maybe I wrote something about myself that I wouldn’t have said in first person. Good observation – I think it’s true. Thanks for the kind words – they are appreciated.

Susan Deborah: So true – children bring the tender side out – at least in reflection. In the thick of it – not always but love does cover a multitude of mistakes but only because children are forgiving. Hey, I just realized us are do a good share of forgiving too. HAH!

Choco: Your personality are B’s are in some ways similar – I think you would be best friends of hate each other but I think most likely best friends.
FYI - that is B and me in the picture – I still had hair then :)

Debra: We have both lived long enough to see the grace we have been given and how love conquers.

Arkansas Patti: Yip a younger me. Hey, don’t be taking away or minimizing my guardian angels. I needed then and now all the help I can get. And, I am serious!!

Asif: I do hope my influence had some positive impact. Thanks for the comment.

KleinseMotte: Yes we do. Thankfully they are on duty and don’t sleep or get tired.

Lynda G: Thanks!

Sm: Thanks for the compliment and thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

She sounds a lot nicer than Choco :)
And I thought I did not like comparisons. Until now. Honored. Thank you. :)

Amrita said...

Angels are like baby sitters

Hilary said...

Awww very sweet.

Frank Baron said...

I've always said I'm glad I had sons instead of daughters because I'd be one of "those" fathers who wouldn't allow his girls to date until they were 42.

Posts like yours make me realize I missed something pretty nice.

Dianne said...

of course love triumphs over all else!! angels know what they're talking about

Blunt Edges said...

Boy ain't that pic super-cute! And you underrate yourself GQ. I'm sure you fared much better than what the angels thought you would. You were lucky to have B, but then B was just as lucky too :)

Holly Kay said...

What a precious photograph. B sure is a lucky girl to have a father like you. What a beautiful baby.

Grayquill said...

Choco: BTW – she hates comparisons too.

Amrita: Baby sitters? Do you think we irritate them? The kids I have baby sat always irritated me.

Hilary: Thanks!

Frank Baron: I think that is perfect parenting for girls. The trouble those girls turn into ladies and then Dad’s are no longer in charge. :(

Dianne: Yip

Blunt Edges: Thanks – she did turn out quite awesome and that reality always makes me smile.

Holly Kay: Thanks

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Obviously sir, ya stepped up to the plate and hit the ball outta the park and slid in home base. I'm sure she is as beautiful now as she is in your wonderful pic. Super post!

I just wanted to thank ya for poppin' in with your comment on my Angel post. She is a sweetheart. Please drop in anytime, the door of the Ponderosa is always open.

God bless ya'll from the stormy hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!!! :o)

troutbirder said...

Good job Dad. And beautifully written. I do like good writing. And never had a daughter though. Two sons.

Shrinky said...

Such a beautiful post, and a wonderful concept. I truly do believe in guardian angels, and know without mine, I may have been long since lost!