She shared with us a story that we know we were meant to receive. We call it, Tessy's Halo.
Jackie's grandmother had eleven children. One would say that is an awful lot to care for, yet alone give birth to. It speaks loudly to the strength this woman must have had. But God's strength can crumble even the largest rocks into pebbles for reasons yet unknown to us. Years ago, her grandmother lost a child at only four years old. A loss that was so devastating she could not deal with the pain and loss she was feeling. She took to her bed for weeks and fell into a deep depression. Until, one night she had a dream and in her dream there were children dancing in a circle. In the middle of the circle was her daughter, Tessy. They were not only children; they were angels - every one of them. Each had a halo that shined and sparkled with the beauty that each of them shared, except for Tessy. Her grandmother couldn’t understand why Tessy’s halo did not sparkle and shine like the others. It bothered her so much, that she called out to Tessy, “Tessy, why is your halo not shining like everyone else's?”
Tessy simply responded, “Because, Mommy. You won’t let me go!”