The Gift of an Iron Fairy

Yesterday I visited my hairdresser Lisa to get spruced up for the holidays.  As I settled into her chair she smiled her signature smile and said, “Here.  This is for you.”  She then presented me with a gift bag and in it was an iron fairy.  Turns out the fairy is named Emma, she has the wings of a bee and is seated with her arms wrapped around her knees.  Then Lisa said, “She reminds me of you.”  And once more I appreciated Lisa’s brilliance in areas far beyond color and cut.

This fairy symbolizes all of us under the influence of this past year. 2009 has been a real doozy, hasn’t it?  And from time to time I have felt as fragile and vulnerable as a tiny fairy.  Resources and relationships that we thought we could rely on have shifted or even vanished.  In response we’ve gotten creative and networked like never before.  We’ve learned that we are stronger and sturdier than we realized.  We’ve faced situations that have demanded we develop courage and stamina.  And while we have faltered on occasion and  are still facing great challenges, we have come through it all.  We have become iron fairies.

I remember watching Mary Martin in Peter Pan when I was a child.  There is that scary scene when Tinker Bell is dying and to save her we were asked to clap our hands.  I remember clapping like crazy.  And sure enough, she revived and continued being the bright light that she is.  I hope you have felt me clapping for you this past year.  Let me tell you, I have felt you clapping for me and I am so very grateful for it. 

And so as we go into the Season of Light, I wish you a wonderful holiday and a miraculous 2010.

in Love and Service,



5 Responses to “The Gift of an Iron Fairy”

  1. Jeanne Says:

    That is a sweet story. I love the way you write!
    Hope you have a wonderful holiday. Give the four-leggeds a hug for me!

  2. Lauri Rowe Says:

    From one iron fairy to another…..thank you and also, you are so very welcome!!!

  3. Billee Burchett Says:

    This is a hug from one Iron Fairy to another. Happy holidays my friend, and thank you for the wonderful story.

  4. Beth Says:

    Lorena, sure enjoy your writings and stories of reality. I like how you present the things that show your gratitude of others, and just beautiful moments in your life. I believe in fairies, angels, and love, thanks to you and your compassion. Through the years, you have helped me to learn, integrity, trust, and mostly to love myself. Thank you for sharing and being such a stable and good part of my life these past seven years, you have given me more than any other friend I have ever had in my life, and taught me me more about life and spirituality and love than any one. I feel truly blessed to have you as one of my angels, and a such a wonderful friend. Blessings and Love, through this winter soltice, and Happy Holidays, to you and all of yours!

  5. Donna Says:

    I applaud your blog, and most importantly, I applaud you, Lorena. Not only have I clapped for you, but I’ve given you a standing ovation! Merry Christmas and bring on 2010! God bless us, everyone!

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