Our daughter Aimee and her husband were expecting a baby boy on Super-Bowl weekend (2001)  They had chosen the name Joel, wallpapered his room in  blue and filled his dresser with blue baby clothes. Family members had given toddler Texas Rangers gear as well as Dallas Cowboys blue and white jerseys.

My gift was a Bar Mitzvah angel–a young boy dressed in Jewish vesture.  This angel would remind Aimee that the seeds of her son’s faith woulb be planted in his infancy. Or HER infancy, as it happened.

Avaree Rose Hosford was welcomed with all the love and joy a little boy would have been. She looks adorable in the tiny sports jerseys surrounded by blue and white.  I know that angels watch over her as God does all of us helping us to greet the unexpected with grace, a thankful heart, and most of all a sense of humor. Happy Birthday Avaree Rose–you’re the Real Angel!

Rev.Douglas R. Rose

Grand Prairie, Texas


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