A Mormon Image: Guardian Angel

November 4, 2009 | 4 comments


This is a statue of an angel in the cemetery where my first baby is buried. I like that she’s smiling. Death is heartbreaking but it’s not only sad. I am also filled with hope when I think about my son. He is alive and happy and we can be an eternal family. It has always been such a comfort to know that.

by Kirsten Obert

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4 Responses to A Mormon Image: Guardian Angel

  1. Rory on November 4, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    I love that this image was submitted. I like that it isn’t at first glance a Mormon image, and yet Kirsten finds it to be one, and by tying in the smiling face with our eternal families, she makes it so for us. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Bill of Wasilla on November 4, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    I’m very sorry for your loss. In your picture, I feel both your pain and hope.

  3. Jay on November 5, 2009 at 9:56 am

    We always need to find comfort in life and I think this is a very touching one. Thank you.

  4. Hunter on November 5, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Thanks for this.