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Make me an angel — suzanne-mcrae.com

Make me an angel

After posting a photo on Instagram yesterday of a fresh snowfall that was looking like a blank canvas, an online friend wrote “Make me an angel” I smiled. This was not the first time she asked me to make a snow angel.

The child in me that rarely gets to come out and play was grinning from ear to ear. She knew that the serious part of me, was going along for the fun.

Both my husband and daughter thought I should wait a few days until it would be much warmer out to do this. I wouldn’t hear of it. I wanted to have fun… right then and there. When the urge to play comes, you don’t wait.

I couldn’t remember the last time that I made a snow angel. I am guessing its probably been close to a few decades now, since our children were little. So would I even remember how to do this I wondered?

I borrowed my son’s ski pants and bundled up warm, feeling like a child at heart and handed my iPad to my husband showing him how to use the camera to take a few photos.

Out we went in the backyard with the outdoor light on. I was hoping that the neighbours weren’t watching because surely they would wonder what were we doing.

I let myself fall ever so gracefully (not) into the snow. It looks like the spot I chose was right in the middle of all the trails our dog had made.

Make me an angel

It was easy to remember how to do snow angels after all.

Make me an angel

Make me an angel

Then the real laughing started. I didn’t know how I was going to get back up without wrecking my snow angel. There were no graceful ways to get up and out of that one. The more I tried, the deeper my back end sunk into the snow. My husband put the iPad in the house and came back out to help pull me out. I dug my heels in and he managed to pull me out without us making a disaster of my beautiful snow angel. It took several tries because we were both laughing so much. It was funny to see our dog in the house watching us with a puzzled look on his face, wondering what we were up to.

Make me an angel

This snow angel is for you Sandy, my dear friend. I hope it meets your expectations. 🙂

Make me an angel

You can find Sandy’s blog and creative art at Sandymairart and also on Instagram and Facebook Page. These are some of the places online where you will find Sandy’s many talented ways that she shares her creativity. One of my very favourites, are her many adventures with #wistonthemouse.

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  1. Sandy King says:

    Oh this was the best !! snow angel I’ve ever seen . And you in the middle with your mile wide smile . I can NOT tell you how this warms my heart . When did we forget to play in all the seriousness of life Suzanne . All hail the joy and silliness we’ve forgotten how to nurture .
    I hope the neighbors saw you having fun 🙂 . Maybe it will start a revolution . Play , play , play . Thank you my sweet friend for taking up my suggestion . You have no idea what it means to me that you had fun in the doing .
    HUGS from me . ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Seriously, best snow angel ever Suzanne! It’s a total grin giver that one! Yay you for heeding the invitation to fun, and then bringing it here for us to enjoy.

  3. Beautiful!

  4. Oh, this makes me smile big on the inside! Love the story and most especially you honoring the tug of your inner inspiration and sense of joyful expression. No easy way to return to standing after experiencing the perspective of a snow angel! xo
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  5. Denise sabourin says:

    One word: AWESOME! Let’s remember to let the child in us out once in a while. I love how you look sitting in the snow. It’s good for the soul, isn’t it?

  6. Had never heard of a snow angel before. (Never get snow here where I live in sunny Queensland, Australia.) Now I know and I love your spirit in making one for all of us to see. All the very best Suzanne.

  7. What a beautiful post with lovely pictures. I’ve never seen or made a snow angel but I have seen children making angels them in the sand.

  8. Thanks for the smiles…and for the reminder to HAVE FUN! So glad you shared this!

  9. Ah yes! remembering to PLAY. With all the rest, we so often forget.
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  10. How exciting to read that some of you have never heard of, let alone seen a snow angel. So glad I did one just for you to see. 🙂 Thank you ALL for making me smile in return with your kind comments. 🙂

  11. This is the best!!!!
    You made my day with the wonderful pictures of you making a snow angel!
    Thank you for making me grin and raising my spirits!

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