35 thoughts on “Angels

  1. thechickengrandma February 3, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    The tombstones in the older parts of cemeteries can be so ornate! Those are really neat.

    • Jessica February 3, 2017 / 9:55 pm

      Yes! Some of them are so beautiful. I just couldn’t pass up these beauties. They’re so sweet. The little faces and hands. Such peace. When we saw the one with the angel holding the baby, I nearly got teary, yet was smiling at the same time. Protected babies. :)

        • Jessica February 3, 2017 / 9:58 pm

          Bet you have some neat cemeteries up by you. Lots of history and roots where you are!

          • thechickengrandma February 3, 2017 / 10:00 pm

            Actually there was a Catholic cemetary across the road from where I grew up. My folks still live there. As kids we also used to take our bikes into the country to visit the pioneer cemetery.

          • Jessica February 3, 2017 / 10:34 pm

            Oh my gosh, how neat!

  2. Debra Farmer February 4, 2017 / 7:36 am

    Love the beautiful old stones. I was in the cemetery yesterday too!! Are you familiar with “Find A Grave”?

    • Jessica February 4, 2017 / 9:51 am

      You mean the website?

    • Jessica February 4, 2017 / 9:58 am

      THANK YOU for linking me to your post!!

  3. Debra Farmer February 4, 2017 / 10:36 am

    Yes, the website Find A Grave.
    I should of asked first about linking you, but I didn’t think you would mind! I mentioned Reba’s new album on my post, you will ♥ it!!! Hallelujah, Amen is a beautiful song as they all are.
    I’ve been out on the tractor all morning. Our lane was so bad it needed the rock worked back up. It’s windy and sunny today and not cold.

    • Jessica February 4, 2017 / 11:19 am

      I don’t mind. Share all you like! I’ll have to find that song! I love the title! You’re so awesome- out on the tractor fixing the lane! 😊😊 Been a long time since I’ve driven a tractor.

      Can’t believe it’s warm and sunny there. It’s dark and gray AGAIN and the temperature is 30 degrees. The wind is freezing! Glad you get to enjoy some warmth though. Blow it my way, will ya? Ha. ❤️

    • Jessica February 4, 2017 / 5:41 pm

      Thanks, appreciate that!

  4. Courtney @ Charity Sparrow February 4, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    They’re so lovely! I was reading your about me page, I didn’t realize you were an Iowa girl, too, no wonder I felt a connection (as well as the old soul part!) I was born there :) xo

    • Jessica February 4, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      What?? Where at? All of my roots are in Iowa. Now, that is sooooooo cool that you were born there, too! Isn’t that something? Like you said, no wonder. Look at us rocking Iowa and old souls! I’m so thankful our paths crossed! A true gift! 💜☀️🌸

      • Courtney @ Charity Sparrow February 5, 2017 / 12:34 pm

        We are rocking it! I was born in Des Moines, I moved away at the end of jr. high, I think I’ve only been back twice. I know it’s changed a lot, especially downtown Des Moines, from what I’ve heard & read. What part of IA are you from? And I’m thankful, too! xo

        • Jessica February 5, 2017 / 1:02 pm

          Oh my gosh, I have family in and around Des Moines. How cool. I was born in Hamburg, Iowa which is in the southwest corner, not far from the Missouri state line on I-29. I grew up in a little town in Missouri about 20 miles from there. My grandparents had a farm in Glenwood Iowa and the other set had a farm by Denison Iowa. I have relatives from Des Moines and west. 💜

          • Courtney @ Charity Sparrow February 7, 2017 / 1:07 am

            That’s so cool, we used to go to MO. for family reunions, my Grandma & family were from there, I believe she was born in Linneus. Such a small world, isn’t it?

          • Jessica February 7, 2017 / 2:09 am

            I had to google Linneus! Ha! Right in the middle of the state. I’ve heard of Marceline which is in the same county, though. Ha. Linneus sounds like one of those little towns I love- population 264 in 2010.

            It’s kind of funny how you left Iowa to come to MO and I left MO to go to Iowa. 😊

          • Courtney @ Charity Sparrow February 10, 2017 / 9:33 pm

            Yes, we never lived in MO., though, just went for reunions..I really do miss it all! xo

    • Jessica February 4, 2017 / 7:44 pm

      And, thank you. I love angels. Those cemeteries were really neat. One was a Lutheran cemetery near the Amish houses. Some of those stones were so old that they were homemade. Like cursive type of handwriting in cement.

        • Jessica February 5, 2017 / 1:09 pm

          It’s easy to miss. Some great people in that state. I miss the farms and barns. My grandparents have all passed on and I miss going to visit them and sitting at their kitchen tables. I wrote a post about when Grandma Wilma passed, if you’d like to read it. It’s about what Iowa means to me. https://unmeasuredjourneys.com/2015/12/7/she-wore-iowa-well/ 😊

          • Courtney @ Charity Sparrow February 7, 2017 / 1:15 am

            She Wore Iowa Well, that just really tugs at the heartstrings, thank you for sharing

          • Jessica February 7, 2017 / 2:02 am

            That means so much to me, thank you. For about a month before she passed, I was trying to write about her- but it kept coming out as mush. The day she passed, She Wore Iowa Well nearly fell out in one breath. The funeral home printed it out and gave out copies at the visitation and funeral. And, the minister read it at her funeral. I think she would’ve loved that. ❤️ Thank you so much for reading it.

  5. Miriam February 5, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    What an amazing place Jess.

    • Jessica February 5, 2017 / 9:22 pm

      Thanks, old cemeteries are peaceful.

  6. thecobweboriumemporium February 6, 2017 / 10:12 am

    *playing catch-up* … LOVE the photographs, Jessica. I have a collection of ‘Angels’ – ornaments and the like, and I love them. I’m drawn to all things Angel.
    Fabulous post. I wish we lived closer together, we could go ‘Angel Seeking’ together.
    ~ Cobs. x

    • Jessica February 6, 2017 / 11:26 am

      Oh, I’m so happy that you love them, too!! Darn ocean! It’s in the way of some Angel Adventures! I’d love to see your collection! ❤️

    • Jessica February 6, 2017 / 11:26 am

      And, thank you for your kind words!

  7. Kally February 8, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    So enchanting so beautifully taken photos, Jessica. I can imagine that the place is peaceful and quiet.

    • Jessica February 8, 2017 / 8:11 pm

      Thank you, my friend. Enchanting is the perfect word. Seems like just the word angel itself brings such a peace. I love when we spot them. Your comment is amazingly sweet. Bless you for that! :)

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