Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Angels Watching Over Me

Bigmama has a story today about a run in with an angel. It reminded me of my own story of an angel. I do believe that they exist and no one will ever convince me that my own experience wasn't real.

The first winter I lived in Fayetteville after college it snowed a lot. I've never been a good driver (I had had 3 wrecks just that year) and combine that with ice and snow and you don't have the best equation. I worked at a bank about 20 minutes from my house. One day it had snowed hard and when I left that night the roads were really slick. I started home and things were going okay until I came to a hill. I started doing 360's all over the road. Which the first miracle is that in 5:00 traffic on a busy road - there were no other cars around for me to hit. I kept spinning until I finally slid off the road facing the opposite way.

So I did what I thought was the normal thing.....I dialed 911. Thank goodness for the lovely big black bag phone my parents had bought me when I graduated. I clearly remember the operator laughing at me. "We can't help you - there are tons of wrecks out there. The police don't have time to help you - you need to call someone". So I sat there and cried and prayed because the only person I really had to call was Laurie and what in the world could she do? So I started trying to figure out how long it would take me to walk home in the snow or if I should just sleep in my car and die in my sleep. And then there was a knock on my window. This man stood there and said "do you need help?". There was nothing much around where I was and I never saw anyone walking near me. He got in my car, turned it around and got me pointed out on the street. I told him thanks profusely and got in my car and thanked God profusely and when I looked back - the man was gone and there were no cars near nor was he walking anywhere and if he was - I would have been able to see him.

OH yes - God does send angels to watch over us!

7 comments:

Dave and Jess said...

What a neat story! Yes, I was a child bride! : ) We will be married 7 years this Spring, and it already seems like a lifetime ago. Thank the good Lord He had a plan for us. I'm sure we are a rare statistic. : ) Love reading your blog!

Anonymous said...

This is such a great story. I have chill bumps just reading it!!! jlg

patti said...

Hey girl...thanks for writing on my blog so I know you are out there. I love blogging for this reason...I get to catch up and stay tuned in to friends. You are bookmarked so I"ll be reading!

Love this story...I have you pictured on one of those great F'ville hills. I've met an angel as well!

patti said...

Hey girl...thanks for writing on my blog so I know you are out there. I love blogging for this reason...I get to catch up and stay tuned in to friends. You are bookmarked so I"ll be reading!

Love this story...I have you pictured on one of those great F'ville hills. I've met an angel as well!

patti said...

Hey girl...thanks for writing on my blog so I know you are out there. I love blogging for this reason...I get to catch up and stay tuned in to friends. You are bookmarked so I"ll be reading!

Love this story...I have you pictured on one of those great F'ville hills. I've met an angel as well!

patti said...

ooops my computer was slow...I'm not so hot with computers. :)

Micaela G. Thomas said...

Kelly, I have actually told this story to Mario before because your dad shared it with the church right after it had happened. I have always remembered it and think about it often. I love to hear angel stories and believe 100% that God gives his angels charge over us! ("For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all of your ways" Psalm 91:11)