Who gave me my wings?

As I pondered this question, I know God has given me wings. God designed the family to be the place where children learn they have wings, how to develop and use their wings, and finally experience flying. Unfortunately my father died when I was ten and my mother never learned how to fly, therefore she couldn't teach me. I got beaten down and grounded through life's tragic episodes. Just existing, but never learning how to live, how to soar. God sent me one of His angels, a messenger to guide me back to life, to show me I had wings, to teach me how to fly. That angel was you, Angel H. Davis. You have been the “Wind Beneath My Wings,” helping me to believe in myself. Sitting beside me as I walked back into the pain.  Holding me as I sobbed. Leading me to Jesus, leading me to God the Father.  When I hear the song, “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion, I think of God and I think of you.

For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you.
I'll be forever thankful
You're the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You're the one who saw me through
Through it all.

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith ‘coz you believed.
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me.

You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I'm grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don't know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you.

You were always there for me
The tender wind that carried me
A light in the dark shining your love into my life
You've been my inspiration
Through the lies you were the truth
My world is a better place because of you.

Truly I have been touched by an angel, and angel of God, named Angel H. Davis. “On this earth we are all angels with just one wing. The only way we can fly is to embrace one another.” Thanks for helping me to believe in myself. Thanks for helping me fly!