You’ll Just LOVE The Reason For This Tea Party!
Several photos of a police officer and sweet little girl having a tea party have started going viral. And while the pictures are enough to melt your heart instantly, the story behind these pictures is even more powerful. You see, the angel in pink is the now 2-year-old Bexley Norvell. And the reason she lived to celebrate another year is all because of the angel in blue, Corporal Patrick Ray!
How They Met
A year ago, Bexley was only 22 months old when she swallowed a coin and was unable to breathe. Just minutes before Corporal Patrick Ray arrived at the scene, Bexley was completely unresponsive.
With two small children of his own, Corporal Ray couldn’t help but to think of his own family as Bexley’s terrified blue eyes stared into his.
So, he wasted no time, going straight to work at clearing her throat. And by the grace of God, he succeeded!
“It was the most beautiful sound I’d ever hear in my entire life,” he said about Bexley’s cries once the coin was dislodged — cries that meant she was able to breathe again!
Both Bexley and her mom, Tammy, have never forgotten their angel in blue. In fact, Tammy says,
“Whenever I do ask my children, ‘what do you want to pray for?’ Bexley always says Officer P. Ray.”
One Year Later
And so, when the one year anniversary of that fateful day came, Bexley and Tammy wanted to celebrate in a special way. They decided to invite Corporal Ray to a special tea party, and hired professional photographer Chelle Cates to document the incredible reunion.
Not only did Bexley get to spend some quality time with her biggest hero, but she also got to try something new — her first Oreo cookie! (Her mom says she enjoyed every crumb!)
As sweet as these photos are, Tammy wants them to carry an even more powerful message. In light of all of the negativity surrounding law enforcement these days, she says:
“I want people to have an image of the sweeter side.”
God bless the brave men and women who dedicate their lives to caring for their community.
“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” Matthew 5:9
See more in the video below:
Seeing this police officer snuggling an abandoned toddler made my day!
h/t: Huffington Post