Author Opal Carew http://opalcarew.com
I believe in miracles. Every day is a miracle. The sun rising, the laughter of children, a perfect crystal snowflake. The breath of your baby on your cheek as you hold him close. All miracles. Is it these things that are miracles or out perceptions of them? There is beauty and magic all around us, if we choose to see it. In any circumstances we find ourselves, looking for that bright spot of hope and love will lighten our heart. I choose to find beauty and allow darkness to drift away. It’s not always easy, but believing in something greater… something uplifting to my spirit… is a good way to live my life.
I have always been a dreamer and I have always loved Christmas. I also love to collect Christmas angels. They are so beautiful! I have about 6 lovely grand angels, but my most prized one is a small white angel that my mum had on her tree for the last twenty years of her life. It overlooked every Christmas my sons spent with mum and dad, and later when it was just mum. Now Mum is gone, but we put her angel high on a shelf to overlook our Christmas moments… to keep her memory alive in our hearts. A few years ago, when I was packing up my angels after the holidays, as I closed the box, encasing my angelic friends in darkness, I thought about how they would be in there, in total darkness for a year, then they would come out for a few precious weeks, then back into the box. (Yes, I tend to anthropomorphize a little too much. I have trouble gift wrapping a stuffed animal!) This triggered the idea for CHRISTMAS ANGEL. What if a woman had been cursed to be a Christmas treetop angel… only to see the light of day for a week or so each year. To feel emotions, but not to feel the touch of another human. To never be touched by love.The story opens when that sad, lonely woman is given a chance to recover her life. But at a terrible price.
CHRISTMAS ANGEL is a novella written by Opal Carew. It was originally published under the name Elizabeth Batten-Carew and has just be re-released by Sinful Moments Press.