This angel ornament was made by my mother, Cecily Roberts Philpot. If there are angels among us, I know Cis is one of them.
Mom had a delightful, child-like, artistic sense. This angel is one of many that she made from dough and handpainted. She fashioned all kinds of tiny figures – bunnies, cats, puppies, people. And she loved fairies! There are not many dough babies left as many have dried out and crumbled over time. I treasure the precious objects that remain.
With so much strife across the globe, I pray every night for those who are less fortunate. I pray for understanding and tolerance, to reach out to build a celebration of our differences and to find a renewed belief in the essential goodness of humanity.
Whatever is beautiful, whatever is meaningful, whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year.