Since writing about my angel, who's missing half a halo, I heard from a reader who tells me that her Christmas tree always has an ornament with the opposite problem: the halo lost it's angel! What the angel represented to the family must have been really precious for them to continue revering the halo she left behind.
My dear reader didn't know, but this comment reminded me of her. You see, she's been going through some tough times, coming to grip with difficult things from her past.
Because she's needed time and space to find herself, she has chosen to leave her career in ministry--something she loved and was really good at it, I'm absolutely certain.
Now..... because I believe she's one of those people who has lots of halos, despite the possibility that some may be a little cracked or discolored, I'm quite certain that one of them is still shining in her former congregation. For her words, her smiles, and her actions are not gone. These are the seeds that remain, clinging like glitter to the halo of memories that will continue to work in the hearts of the people she loves.
My guess is that she also will be getting light from all the halos she brought with her.