Over the past several months, I’ve gotten several comments and emails talking about the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” in relation to my blog.
In one email, someone wrote…
“As I was reading the poem/lyrics you recently posted, I was struck with the irony of the name of your blog “In this wonderful life” and the movie “Its a wonderful life”. Both involve angels who come to earth to remind the lost how precious life truly is. Your little angel has touched more lives than you’ll ever know. Thanks for sharing Cohen’s story with the world”.
I had never thought about this, but it is ironic. I will tell you one thing, since we got home from Dallas, I have come across SO many things that are what I feel to be ironic. I don’t believe Cohen’s being and the angel/character played in the movie have all too much in common, but the overall message/point along with the titles do seem ironic.
I named my blog in 2007 before I ever knew Cohen would exist. I do believe Cohen is a physical person in heaven now. He is playing, laughing, learning and he is healthy. In the sense of him being an angel, I feel that is the term that is used as a feeling. We feel as though we have angels around us. We feel as though our little guy gets to look down at all these earthly happenings. He consoles us when we are sad. He gets us to smile when we are happy. To me, angel means Cohen’s spiritual being surrounding me. It means the lives he touched of others. I don’t necessarily think he is sitting on my shoulder right now with angel wings on his back. Though I do believe angel wings are a spiritual representation of my belief that Cohen does in fact surround me. He surrounds my heart. He surrounds my mind. He is part of our family. It’s just not in his physical being. It’s his spiritual being 🙂
His physical being here on earth sure was beautiful. I sometimes imagine what it will be like in heaven….
(Yes, this image was edited in order to smooth his face from where the medical tape tore it all up.}
Cohen has been in heaven 6 months now.
To me, Cohen was an angel here on earth and was lucky enough to deliver many messages. I know, because people have told me about things he has done for them. That melts my heart. I feel he earned his “wings” and we are privileged to have him as our little angel.
“Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.” ~ It’s a Wonderful Life