Open the door of the heart; let in sympathy sweet for stranger and kin. It will make the halls of the heart so fair, that angels will enter unaware.
I saw the amazing series of photos about Ben Nunery yesterday, but when a colleague forwarded it to me this morning to be sure I hadn’t missed it, I couldn't help but look at every single picture again and read every caption.
This young father tells the beautiful story of how love and angels live on for him and his daughter, Olivia, even after they’ve said their last goodbye to his late wife, Ali, who died of cancer at age 31 in 2011.
Olivia calls a glass angel "Mommy" and, says her aunt Melanie Tracy Pace–the photographer who took both sets of moving images–father and daughter "talk to her and play with her every day."
Photo credit: Melanie Tracy Pace/Loft3 Photography via Today.com
Colleen Hughes is the editor-in-chief of Angels on Earth. She's been at Guideposts for 20 plus years, and lives in a Hudson River town with her two daughters and two cats.