Encountering An Angel
When I encounter an angel I feel safe where my fears are acknowledged
When I encounter an angel I feel loved and accepted in all my vulnerabilities
When I encounter an angel my tears flow freely relieving tension
When I encounter an angel I feel hope and meaning in life
When I encounter an angel my pain is more bearable
When I encounter an angel I believe in friendship and devotion
When I encounter an angel I experience the Spirit
-By Kim Worrell
My mom Kim wrote this poem for my family and I last Christmas. When she gave us this poem I could see in her eyes how much she loved all of us. She is a true angel and I will always carry a part of her with me. Forever and always you will be with me in Spirit. I love you Mom, you are best mom I could ever ask for.
A Prayer for my mom:
Call upon You to grant Kimberly rest in the place of Your rest, where all Your blessed saints are, and where the light of Your face shines forever. Oh Christ our God, and to You we give glory: to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.
Along with Your saints, O Christ, give rest to the soul of Your servant Kimberly, in a place where there is neither pain, nor grief, nor longing, but life everlasting.
My mom eating chocolate covered strawberries I made for her on Mother’s Day. She LOVED strawberries and picnics.
An unbreakable bond. Whether Don will admit it or not he loves to be teased 🙂
My sister Eleni and my precious mom at Racoon River Beach. My mom loved being outdoors whenever she could.
My brother Peter and mom after he ran the Hy-Vee Triathalon-inspiration. She is so proud.
Hiking in the woods on a yoga retreat. I love this picture. I like to call it “mama in the love land”.
10 inch logs on prepared baking sheet.
Slicing the logs into the 3/4 inch thick pieces
Back in the oven for a bit!… the craving for a sweet treat will soon be met 🙂
These cookies are my mom’s favorite cookies. She even enjoyed them on her last days when most foods did not taste good to her. Enjoy everyone. Please say a prayer for my mom.
- 2 C all purpsose flour
- 1 1/2 t baking powder
- 1/2 t salt
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 C sugar
- 1/2 c unsalted butter melted and cooled
- 1 1/2 t orange zest
- 1 t vanilla
- 1 t almond extract
- 1 C chopped walnuts
- 1/2 C dried cranberries
Instructions *24 cookies
Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine eggs and sugar. Beat on medium speed until light in color, about 3 minutes.
Beat in melted butter, orange zest, vanilla and almond extract until combined.
Add dry ingredients and beat until incorporated.
Stir in walnuts and cranberries. *The dough will be a bit sticky.
Scoop out half of the dough onto prepared baking sheet. Form into a log 10 inches and repeat with the remaining dough. Space logs 3 in apart. Press logs down and make them 3 in wide. Smooth tops of logs.
Bake until crisp about 25 mintutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 mintures. Reduce oven temp to 300.
Transfer logs to cutting board. Use a serrated knife to cut each log crosswise on the diagonal 3/4 in thick. Put slices cut side down and bake until cookies are golden brown if that 17 minutes.
Thank you mom. I already miss you.