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Old 01-16-2006, 08:12 AM   #1
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2 angel's

I hope this work's if it doesn't, admin, please delete the thread.
Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.

The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room.
Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.
As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it.

When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied,
"Things aren't always what they seem."

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife.

After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night's rest.

When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears.

Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.
The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how could you have let this happen?

The first man had everything, yet you helped him, he accused.
The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die.

"Things aren't always what they seem," the older angel replied.
"When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall.

Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed thewall so he wouldn't find it."

"Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead.

Things aren't always what they seem."
Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don't turn out the way they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every out come is always to your advantage. You just might not know it until some time later...

Some people ( )
come into our lives ) ) /
and quickly go.. \ /

( )
( ) Some people
\ ( become friends
(_ ) and stay awhile....

leaving beautiful Oooo
footprints on our ( )
hearts... ) /
( _ )

( ) and we are
\ ( never
(_ ) quite the same
because we have
made a good

Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow a mystery.

Today is a gift.
That's why it's called the present!

I think this is special...live and savor every
moment... This is not a dress rehearsal!

(\ /)
( \ __ / )
( \()/ )
( / \ )


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Old 01-16-2006, 08:22 AM   #2
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texasgirl, I already know this story, but it is always great and every time I read it a shower runs down my back...

LiGruess cara ~~~ Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
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Old 01-16-2006, 08:57 AM   #4
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It won't save the edit when I fix the angel and foot prints. Use your imagination. :o)
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:45 AM   #5
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thanks for making one take time to read something of such great value. Only when we take the time to notice why do we understand. what God ordains is good is what is written on my mother's grave. Always always quoted it when we were around. No other explanation. I feel this story is what she was wanting to tell us. thanks again and keep posting.
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Old 01-16-2006, 11:05 AM   #6
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Thanks Texas,

My son sent this to us about 6 months ago and I forgot to save it..Now I can..

HEAVEN is Cade, Ethan,Carson, and Olivia,Alyssa,Gianna
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good one. Thanks Texas!

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