As the years past and I grew older, I spent most of my time alone. Christophe had grown into a fine young man. He had graduated, married and had a family of his own.
I never met anyone again. Not anyone that had touched my heart. I wasn’t sad and kept busy by helping younger men and women with art. I became a teacher in later life and passed on all my skills and knowledge about the subject.
I got myself a little companion a little dog. I had always wanted one and seeing how happy Toffee made Christophe I bought one for myself. I talk to him and we have become good friends.
I have been unwell of late and struggle if I am honest. I stay in bed most days, but when I do get up I take my dog for a walk. Christophe is very good and visits every day. Today, I am in bed. I feel quite cold and keep falling asleep. I think I will turn in now, as its getting darker and I feel like I’m floating on air. But before I go I want to leave this message with you.
I saw my guardian angel above me as I lay in my bed. He looked down at me and smiled. His eyes lit up and flecks of gold and silver were around his head and arms. His hair was golden and brighter than the sun. He moved with ease and grace. His love for me was clear to see. He had come to protect me and help me to reach the gates of heaven. My time on earth was to be no more and my angel had come to carry me home.
As I gazed up, I became lighter and floated towards him. My arms and legs felt light and my heart was full of energy and warmth. Before I reached my angel’s arms, I looked down at my body I had left behind. It had served me well. I had been to and travelled to many places. I had met the love of my life, had a child and grandchildren. I had finally made peace with myself and my loved ones. I was now ready to go and as I had one more thought about my life, my angel took me in his arms and guided me to heaven.
There waiting for me was the women who I had seen go to heaven before me. She was wearing the same dress she had worn the day we met. Her hair was short.Her smile was exactly the same.
She ran towards me and we hugged for what seemed like an eternity. She said, “I have waited for you my love to come to me, we are finally reunited and nothing will ever tear us apart again.”
As we walked the clouds became thicker and we both vanished forever.