Thanks for visiting. As a way of keeping us both interested in this 30 day blogging challenge, I’m going to tell you a story about something that happened last December. I really felt like it was a gift. And gifts are meant to be shared.
Last Fall I was completely exhausted. Life events kept happening and I was having trouble keeping up. I was power of attorney for my brain injured brother Tom and he was decompensating rapidly. I was on the phone constantly with the nursing home, the hospice staff and my other brother Dan. None of our efforts seemed to improve his comfort. It was tough.
Then, in October, I received a call that my brother Dan had fallen ill and had suffered a massive stroke. He was going to be removed from life support the next day. And, if I wanted to say goodbye, it had to be THAT DAY. We were 2 hours away. It was a lot to process. He and I had had a rocky relationship. But we had recently been working very well together on behalf of Tom. I was able to get to the hospital and say goodbye before he was removed from life-support. Closure.
The next month, November of last year, brought a scheduled surgery for my husband and immediately after that, the very sad loss of our cat Alaska. We had adopted her just four years before that. She had cancer. It was a tough loss.
Then, on December 12 in the middle of the night, I got a call from the nursing home. They were sure that my brother was dying. They said that we should come out immediately. He was in the best nursing home in the county. Unfortunately, it was out in the country, about a 20 minute drive. We got dressed and ran out to the nursing home. Once we were there, he seemed to stabilize. In fact, he even rallied. He talked a little bit. I think he even ate a cookie. We thought that this was just one more in a very long line of false alarms.
Sadly though, this scenario kept repeating. We were called out in the middle of the night again on Wednesday and then again on Friday.
My husband was only a month out from surgery. We were both exhausted. And I was extremely concerned about driving on those very rural roads in the middle of the night. There’s always the chance of black ice and animals in the road. So every time we got in the car I would say a very brief prayer.
I don’t belong to any specific religion. But I absolutely believe that there’s so much more than we understand. And I think angels are very real.
So back to the prayer… Every time we had to drive out there in the middle of the night, I would ask to have angels surround our vehicle protecting us and keeping us safe. I would also ask that the angels clear the road before us so that animals stayed out of the roadway. I actually say that little prayer every time we’re driving any distance.
The moon on that Friday morning was huge. It was just beautiful. Of course, all I had was my iPhone. And I’ve never taken a decent picture of the moon yet. But I still had to try. So I snapped a bunch of pictures. And then we arrived at the nursing home and went inside. I don’t think I looked at the pictures for an hour or so. But when I did, this is what showed up…
Keep in mind that I am not smart enough, nor am I technically gifted enough to mess around with pictures… Other than to enlarge them. So what you see in the pictures is untouched.
Some people will, without a doubt, say that it’s some weird light thing. And that’s OK. For me, it’s angels affirming their existence and showing me that we aren’t alone. We do have help from the other side. We just have to ask for it.
My last remaining brother died that day. And it’s all OK… He’s not suffering anymore. And my husband and I were given a gift of angels.
I hope this story gives you some comfort and reminds you that you too are supported by angels! Keep remembering to ask for that support 🌹
I’m glad you’re here 💜
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