SEPTEMBER 2, 2014: “An Angels Wish” …

Those of you who know me well know about the tiny daughter I lost just over ten years ago, Gina Marie. As such, I recently learned of and donated my wedding gown to the “Angel Gown” program I now so lovingly support, and did so in honor and memory of my own angel daughter. So, can you imagine the shock, awe, and bittersweet tears when I saw what my friend and Angel Gown seamstress found “hidden” amongst the yards of beading and lace that had been sitting in a box on a shelf for going on 23 years? A heart surrounded by Angel wings just waiting to be revealed all this time! One day we will incorporate it into a beautiful gown for Christian and Gia’s babies to be christened in. As for the rest of it? I’m hoping to be able to personally deliver the Angel Gowns born from my gown to the families that will unfortunately need them. Once again, I am blessed!

If you or anyone you know happens to have an old wedding gown just hanging around in their closet, please know how honored I would be to personally pick it up if you are in the Dallas area and carry it to it’s precious higher purpose (just as I am desperately trying to use all these things that I’ve been through for some “higher purpose” too)!


Was God smiling when He spoke the words that made the world? And did He cry about the flood? What does God’s voice sound like when He sings – when He’s angry? These are just a few things that the angels have on me. Well, I can’t fly – at least not yet. I’ve got no halo on my head, and I can’t even start to picture Heaven’s beauty. But I’ve been shown the Savior’s love. The Grace of God has raised me up to show me things the angels long to look into. And I know things the Angels only wish they knew. I have seen the dark and desperate place where sin will take you. I’ve felt loneliness and shame. And I have watched the blinding light of grace come breaking through with a sweetness only tasted by the forgiven and redeemed. And someday I’ll sit down with my angel friends up in Heaven, and they’ll tell me about Creation. And I’ll tell them a story of Grace. {Steven Curtis Chapman}