He watches clouds billow and dance. Amid the shape-shifting forms another appears, bouncy and unchanging. His angel retrieves and delivers the white balloon to the boy. Clapping gleefully, he receives the kisses and wishes.
They see a glittering trail where the message traveled from below. A shiny dimpled face dances and sings while two more smiles sigh “Right now, the only thing we really have to do, is have ourselves a heavenly day.”
The boy watches, more balloons appear, their sparkling trails dazzle and thrill. Whispering in his tiny ear, their greeting slowly rises,
“Have a Heavenly Birthday, baby brother!”
God seems to have His hand in things this week. It starts with Lance asking me to chose the song this week for his 100 Word Song
prompt. As I read his message, my Capt. had music playing downstairs and I heard “Heavenly Day” by Patty Griffin. I promptly answered with this song as my choice.
When it came time to write, Happy Birthday wishes began to pour onto my nieces Facebook page for her sweet baby boy, who passed away in December. May 1 was his first birthday. My song choice became a God moment, inspiring me to write to, and for, my great-nephew Marcus. With permission from his mommy, I wove my words among the pictures they took at their celebration.
Happy Birthday Marcus!