Sunday, December 4, 2011

Angels All Year Long

My friend Della created a beautiful shell angel and wrote an inspirational blog post where she showed it. She asked if we believe in angels. It reminded me of a story of something that happened years ago.

It was the day after Christmas and Elyse, who was about 13 at the time, and I went shopping. We bought all kinds of things, one being a Boyd's Bear Angel. I collected them back then. We were driving home in an ice storm and my car broke down on the highway. I was lucky enough to make it to the exit ramp which was just steps away from a McDonald's. We got out of the car and I went to my trunk to get my packages. We started walking to McDonald's to call for help.

As we enter the parking lot, three women ran over and hugged us saying, "Thank God you are OK!". OK? Of course we were OK, my car broke down, I wasn't even in an accident. Apparently they could tell we didn't know what they were talking about so one of them pointed to my car and said, "Look at your car. We were screaming for you to get out of the way but you couldn't hear us." I looked at my car and there was another car that had slided sideways into the rear end of mine. They said that they could see the man losing control of his car and that's when they started screaming, but luckily we stepped away just in time!

I'm sure we never heard the car coming toward us or the impact because it was so loud on the highway. Between the trucks, the winds, and the ice storm, we couldn't hear anything.

I remember standing in the shower that night and crying. Not only did I come that close to being crushed to death but the thought of my daughter seeing it happen!

So Della, yes, I do believe there had to be an angel sitting on my shoulder that day.

Photo Above: A favorite Christmas ornament that I've had for many years.


  1. I do believe that we have an angel on our shoulder. Glad yours was on active duty that day!

  2. What a scare!

    I also believe in angels, and I have a small collection of angel figurines.

  3. You must have had an angel on your shoulder that day! WOW! Thanks for sharing this story Sher!

  4. Thanks for sharing your story. And yes, I believe.

  5. I too believe in angels and your guardian angel was watching over you that day.

    Stopping by from Blogging Buddies


  6. Yes, I too know there are Angels, so happy one was with you and your daughter that day.

  7. Yikes! When it's not your time, it's just not your time... thank goodness!!!

  8. Thank you for sharing your story Sher! I believe in Angels and I believe you and your daughter had Angels with you that day!

  9. I'm glad you had your little Angel with you that day! How scary!!!

  10. Wow. How blessed are you all?! I believe in guardian angels and I know they had to have nudged you out of the way that day for sure!~Cindy

    Visiting from Blogging Buddies

  11. Wow, what an incredible story. I definitely believe that God watches over us. So glad to hear that you had an angel looking out for you that night! Praise God :)

    What a wonderful reminder for me today to cherish even the dullest moments of my life. Thank you :)

    Erin from BloggingBuddies :)

  12. Your story is amazing. When I read the next to the last paragraph, it made me start to cry, too!

    It reminds me of when our daughter was about 5, a lady started backing out of a parking space as we walked behind her car in a parking lot. We were in no real danger, as I pulled the little one out of the way, but then our daughter said, "She was about to change my life." We got such a kick out that!

  13. Thank goodness for little angels.

    And I saw your site--wonderful! You are an inspiration.

    It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising

  14. ditto what Erika said, thank goodness for angels
    There are angels watching over us,

  15. What a story! scary! I have definitely been saved on numerous occasions.
    The car stories reminded me of a camping trip long ago with friends. One friend got in his car to go somewhere and was backing up. He almost ran over his 2 year old son. But something made him stop.


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