Just Angels Washing Their Hair


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As I sit here and reflect on the events of the last few days, I cannot help but smile.  Just a few weeks ago, our world was rocked by a series of events. Gracie, my youngest, had a seizure at school. This was the first of three she would have in the coming weeks. We went for an ER visit with a CAT scan, EKG, blood and urine tests. Followed by a follow-up visit with our doctor who scheduled a sleep deprived EEG and a referral appointment with a neurologist. Gracie has been extremely exhausted and not really herself since these events took place. So to see her face filled with joy and that huge smile on her face bought tears to my eyes. My heart was filled with joy.

I watched as she became excited about the potential for the snowfall. Her eyes grew wide as she saw the first snowflake fall. She begged me to let her go out to play in it. Her joy never faded. This joy extended from the first snowfall and had not stopped.

Each day I watched her continue to play in the snow without a care in the world. As if all her medical issues were behind her. It was as if God sent that snow storm down just to help my baby girl. I read on somebody’s Facebook page this week that “snowflakes that fall to the ground are just angels washing their hair.” I loved that imagery. I immediately thought of my Angel Sister, Karen, who left this world almost 20 years ago at the very young age of 28 to cancer. Knowing how much she suffered during the short 6 weeks after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer before she passed, I could see her bending God’s ear on behalf of the niece she never knew asking Him to let the angels wash their hair over North Carolina – to allow a little joy into a child’s life who has seen too much stress and to relieve her anxiety. She went from being so anxious that she was afraid to be even left alone to wanting and begging to go out in the snow and experience the joy of the beauty God and His Angels set in place.

I know it seems silly to say this, but I chose to believe in this fabulous idea. 🙂 Remember He does do things for all people who believe in Him.

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  1. I’m sorry to hear you’re going through this. My nephew had seizures last year and it was frightening. It’s good that she was able to find some joy in playing out in the snow, I hope they are able to get to the bottom of what is happening quickly.

  2. Aww that is wonderful that she was feeling so down after all that to have her experience the snow fall. I absolutely love to watch snow fall. It is whimsical and peaceful.

  3. snowflakes that fall to the ground are just angels washing their hair.” I love that! My thought and prayers are will you and your family in this stressful time. I hope they can figure out what is going on. My best friend has had epilepsy since she was a baby. She had more seizures when she was younger. She hasn’t had one for almost ten years now. Medication was very helpful. x

  4. I’m glad to read that your little one is fine – the imagination of angels washing their hair is indeed wonderful!
    Stay healthy and happy!

  5. Prayers and good vibes being sent your daughter’s way. Kids are resilient and something like snow can cheer them up and remind them of happiness. Stay strong mama – there is a reason for this all – and you have to trust and be open for that meaning…

  6. Such a beautiful story. I love the idea of snow being Angels washing their hair. I am so glad to hear your daughter had a reprieve from her seizures and was able to enjoy the snow.

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