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A Veterans Day Holiday I'll Never Forget- A True Story

Updated on January 8, 2017
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Theresa loves to share her true life accounts when the Lord shows up mightily in her life. She knows He still performs miracles today.

"For it is written: 'He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully.'" (Luke 4:10)

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What the Bible Says About Angels


Angels can operate in our physical realm. (Genesis 18:19; 2 Kings 9:35)

Angels can travel at incomprehensible speed. (Revelation 8:13, 9:1)

Angels can ascend and descend between heaven and earth. (Genesis 28:12; John 1:51)

Angels can speak languages. (1 Corinthians 13:1)

Angels are mighty and powerful. (2 Thessalonians 1:7-10, Revelation 18:1)

Angels do not need rest. (Revelation 4:8)

Angels can be visible or invisible to us. (Numbers 22:35, John 20:12, Hebrews 13:2)

Angels have spirit bodies with limbs, eyes, voice, etc. (Hebrews 13:2, Judges 13:6; Revelation 15: 1-6)

Angels are glorious. (Luke 9:26)


"Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it." Hebrews 13:2 NIV

I Could Feel the Breath of the Angels


These are true accounts of what occurred on just one day, this past Veterans Day holiday, observed on Monday, November 12th. That day I hopped into my car to travel to Georgia. It was a miserable day to travel with rain the whole way. My brother called to tell me that my mother had been admitted to ICU.

Every time I travel anywhere, I say a little prayer and ask the Lord to send His angels ahead of me to clear the way for me to arrive at my destination. This includes my daily hour commute to and from work during the week going on about five years now, after having moved to the country.

This day was no different. I said my little prayer of protection and off I went to travel to Georgia. I crossed over the state line into Georgia and had been driving on I-20 East for a good long while (after having already traveled about 159 miles or so, with more than 70 miles yet to travel) in the pouring rain.

I came to a spot on I-20 just before the Town of Douglasville, Georgia, where it was three lanes across.

All of a sudden, my car started hydroplaning across the three lanes of I-20 East! I did three 360s across the three lanes on the Interstate. I was spinning so fast with no control whatsoever. Naturally, one’s instinct is to attempt to get the car under control. I wanted to try to control my car (which would have in reality caused my car to flip). I just held on so tight for dear life and felt pressure weighing down upon my hands and arms, as if they were being held in place by something. I also had that natural instinct to apply the brakes. I had taken my foot off the gas pedal, but then kept it firmly planted on the floorboard of the car. Again, it felt as though something was weighing down on my upper right thigh to keep my foot from moving one inch off of the floorboard. Everything happened so fast!

While I was spinning out of control, I cried out to Jesus . . . "help me Jesus, help me Jesus", all the while, cringing . . . as I was waiting for the oncoming traffic (cars, trucks, 18-wheelers, whatever) to start crashing into me. Oddly enough, while I was spinning around and around so very fast, I saw no vehicles whatsoever on the Interstate! I just knew His angels were already there with me, as I could feel their breath on me. Then, all of a sudden, my car spun backwards off the Interstate and straight up an embankment, where my car came to a full stop right before hitting a large tree.

Stunned for just a brief moment, I thought . . . praise the Lord; I had not crashed! However, I did wonder where all the other vehicles were on the Interstate. So very strange, I thought. Then, just after the brief moment of being stunned, three little thoughts popped into my head, one right after the other real quick, which were . . . Just start your car and go! Just start your car and go! Just start your car and go! After the three rapid thoughts had popped into my head, out loud, I said to myself, Oh, I guess I can start my car and go. I did just that and drove straight down the embankment instead of going sideways, as I was facing the oncoming traffic and would have had to turn completely around somehow.

It had rained so much that day, that when I had driven just those couple of yards down the embankment, my car had gotten stuck in a little slope in the grass just off the median. It was not even a ditch, but just a little slope. However, with it being so muddy due to all the rain, my car had gotten stuck. I attempted to back out, but to no avail. I thought that someone could easily push me out of this little mud here and I could be on my way to see my sweet mother.

I happened to look up and then here came the oncoming traffic. I thought once again, Where had the traffic been? Much to my horror, about five or more vehicles hit that same spot I hit and they, too, began spinning out of control, hydroplaning across the three lanes of traffic, all crashing into each other. One black car flew past my car so fast (just missing my car) up the embankment, where I had just been!

Something told me I needed to get out of my car as fast as possible, and I did. I ran back up to the top of the embankment in the pouring rain and stood under the trees watching the horrific scene of all the crashing vehicles hydroplaning into each other. One poor young woman’s car caught on fire and was engulfed in flames, and she had gotten out and ran screaming, while all kinds of vehicles were spinning all around her crashing into each other.

I called 911 and prayed the whole while, and miraculously not one person lost his or her life, despite the fact their vehicles were totally destroyed beyond belief.

More of what His Word Says About Angels?


See, I am sending an angel before you, to guard you on the way and bring you to the place I have prepared. (Exodus 23:20)


The angel of the LORD, who encamps with them, delivers all who fear God. (Psalm 34:7)


The Call that Came While I Was Waiting for a Rental Car


I stood in the pouring rain for about two hours before a tow truck ever made it my way. Finally, the tow truck man and I were headed to the next town to take my car to a repair shop there, where I would also be able to get a rental car.

Once I entered the doors to the rental business, one young woman, who was in attendance, seemed to be a bit distraught, as she apologized and said she was the only person working at the time. However, I was thrilled to find out that they had one car left, and it was for me. It was certainly a terrible day for accidents to say the least.

While sitting in the waiting area for the paperwork to be processed and the car to be cleaned up a bit, I noticed that a very tall (well over seven feet) African-American man came into the car rental business. His demeanor was different than most who were in such a hurry to get a rental vehicle, as he just meandered towards the wall to look at some photographs. The young woman in attendance also apologized to him, informing they did not have any vehicles left, but that she could try to get a van from across town if he wanted. The man replied very calmly and said, Oh, that is okay, I guess I could always come back tomorrow.

Then my cell phone rang, so I walked away to take the call in private. It was my brother who was with my mother, along with the rest of my family in ICU. He sounded a little strange, and I could feel my chest tighten and my heart begin to race. My brother told me then the doctors had just told them that my sweet mother had only 48 hours to live! I began to cry and told my brother I was on my way. I returned to the counter where the woman was in attendance.

The large African-American man came over to me and looked at me very intensely with his bluest of blue eyes! He had stared right into my eyes and I'll never forget what he said, "Doctors are doctors, but God is God." I looked at him, (a bit puzzled, as he could not have had any idea why I was crying), as I had walked away from everyone to take the call. I told him, thank you and that I knew . . . I knew . . . and then he just left through the doors and never returned to my knowledge.

I believe he was an angel of the Lord sent to comfort me at that very moment with his words.

I drove, prayed and cried the rest of the way. I dreaded having to get back on that same Interstate in the pouring rain and then to have to get off on GA 138, with its winding, very dark and unlit roads. I remember the rental car's stereo being set to a station where the songs were the most comforting songs about the Lord I had ever heard in my life.

I could feel His presence all around me, along with His angels guiding me safely to my destination.

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Some of the Angels Right here in HP Town


During this time, beginning on November 12th, the following are just some who were HP Angels to me during this difficult time . . .

Maria aka marcoujor

Debbie Brooks

MeKenzie

Patricia aka pstraubie48

Michele Travis

Sparklea

Sunnie Day

Larry Wall

Joseph aka lord de cross

Jackie Lynnley

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And countless more . . . I could go on and on. God bless you all my dearest Angels.

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Angel Nurse in ICU?


Once I had finally arrived at the hospital, and saw my cherished mother on death's door, I immediately began to pray, crying all the while.

Coming in right behind me, after I had arrived in the ICU room, (my brother told me later), a new female nurse came into the ICU room. She was talking with my brother and the rest of my family. (As background, my brother is very scientific and a Planetary Geologist.) Anyway, my brother had also told me later that this new nurse told them that she was there for "just this one night . . . to get my mother through this one night". She also told my brother that she loved my mother, and she and my mother go way back. My brother asked, "Oh really, where are you from?" The nurse said rather vaguely, "Oh, just somewhere a bit farther than North Carolina." How odd.

When I had finished praying for my mother, it was then I had noticed this new nurse in the room with us, and that she was speaking to my brother about how God can heal. When she said anything about God, she would glance at me out of the corner of her eye. Then I would say something along the lines of, "Yes, He can!"

Once again, my brother told me at a later date, that the new nurse, that same night, had my brother to sign a piece of paper for the "Doctor" and she handed the paper to my brother. My brother told me he had looked down at the bottom of the paper and noticed there was only the word, "Angel." My scientifically-minded brother said something along the lines of, "Oh come on . .. give me a break . . . whatever." Then he asked this new nurse, "What is this doctor's first name?" My brother told me that she said, "There is none; it is just Angel." My brother said, "Oh, okay . . . whatever! Then he just went ahead and signed the paper.

After that night, not one person ever saw that particular nurse again and no one at the hospital knew of her or the Doctor "Angel".

I did not sleep one wink the whole night, but prayed without ceasing.

The next morning was such a beautiful day with the sun shining so brilliantly and the skies so blue and clear. What a dramatic change from the dreary day and night before! We saw the regular male nurse there, and he told us that my mother's condition had improved overnight in every aspect! Even the Kidney Specialist said my mother's kidneys had improved.

That day, after that dreadful night, was a blessing from the Lord God above, as my sweet mother was like her old self, as if no dementia was present and we talked and laughed the whole day!

I just know In my heart that new nurse who was there the night before was an angel of the Lord. She was there just that one night, as she stated, to get my mother through that one night, and then she took flight on that brilliantly sunny morn.

These are the true accounts of what occurred on just that one day, Veterans Day holiday, November 12, 2012.


Where the Angels Were Along the Way

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Where the Angel Nurse Landed in ICU

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Heaven Bound ~ Arriving in Heaven During Christmas

On December 20, 2012 (a month and eight days after that night when the doctors told us my mother only had 48 hours to live), my sweet Mother went on to her true home in Heaven, just four days after celebrating her 84th Birthday with her family.

Merry Christmas, my sweetest Mother.

My sweet Mother was an angel right here on this earth for 84 years. Just look at that sweetest smile. She was so very young here in this photo.
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Thank You Mother


Thank you, my sweet Mother,


for being my Guardian Angel.


I love you . . . you know.


Good night my sweetest Angel.


I will see you later.


© Copyright Faith Reaper, January 15, 2013.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      My dearest sweetest Faith.. what a wonderful story.. I believe in Angels too... I have seen proof.. but what a story.. If I didn't believe before I have to believe now..LOL God is so good..

      Faith to me you are the Angel.. the love you have for people.. you are such a blessing

      I know your Mom is in heaven with Jesus.. I have no doubt,, Just like my mom,,.. what a wonderful feeling knowing that but we still miss them.

      God's blessings on you and your wonderful family

      Debbie

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much my sweetest friend, Debbie.

      You are an angel right here on this earth too. Yes, our sweetest mothers are in heaven no doubt, and I hope they are friends, as I know they would love each other. And, yes, we do miss them, but we will see them again one day.

      I praise God for sending the angels.

      God bless you. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      Superb writing from a real angel on earth (YOU). You deserve the best my friend. Your testimony will help so many... to believe...

      God bless to your dearest mom, who is in paradise... away from this earthly pain.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much my dearest Angel friend, Joseph (lord).

      I appreciate your kind words towards me and my sweetest mother, who is singing with the angels in heaven right now.

      I know I will see her again one day no doubt!

      God bless you always. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Dilip Chandra 4 years ago from India

      Good hub, voted up and shared.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hello dilipchandra12,

      Thanks so much for stopping and reading. I appreciate the kind words, vote up and share.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Such a nice hub dear Faith. An Angel can only express so angelic feelings and your guardian Angel is always so proud of you dear. She is all around you all the time trust me. All votes up and sharing too.

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Faith

      I can barely finish reading this. I am honestly sobbing like a baby at the beauty of the testimony of these miracles. Although you had told me of these happenings at the time, seeing them in your beautiful hand, is just overwhelmingly awesome and precious. I know how proud your sweet Momma is of you because I surely am...I am so grateful your life was spared to be with your precious Momma, who waited for you.

      I am heading out now, on a horrible sleety...rainy day to class with my guardian angel Miss Sammie to class...but I will come back to listen to your videos and reread. You have done a beautiful job.

      Love you so much, Maria

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi dghbrh,

      Thank you so much for reading and leaving such wonderful comments.

      I appreciate the vote up and the share.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Appreciate your sharing your strong faith with us.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Maria,

      Thank you so much my sweet friend for such loving comments to say the least. Yes, I truly believe He sent His angels to be all around me that day while traveling and in ICU, and that my life was spared so that I could have that special time with my sweet mother.

      It also happened to be my brother's birthday, and with the doctors saying my mother wasn't going to make it past 48 hours, and then with me somehow hydroplaning across the three lanes on the Interstate, it could have very well been an extra sad birthday for my brother no doubt!

      I know your guardian angel, Miss Sammie, is with you on this sleety . . . rainy day, and I am praying, too, that He is sending angels to be encamped all around you for protection while you travel to class.

      Thanks for taking the time to come back and listen to the videos. My favorite is "A Song For Mothers."

      Have a lovely and safe day.

      Hugs and love your way this day dearest Maria.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi wetnosedogs,

      I am so glad you stopped by to read and I appreciate your kind words. I must make it your way too. I know Roscoe has been busy helping you!

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Faith you just gave me Goose-bumps.. well not you.. but this hub did.. I think about what the new testaments says about angels which includes many interactions and conversations between angels and humans. I think this is one of those interactions.. bless you child :)

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      FriendofTruth 4 years ago from Michigan

      Blessings Faith Reaper, I have to agree with Marcoujor - your testimony has had me in tears! This is such a beautiful account with such a beautiful ending (beginning)... Our Father is so good to us, He is always blessing us and revealing His magnificence in our lives everyday.

      Thank you for sharing this with us, it strengthens our faith and our hope in our wonderful Father...Be blessed in Jesus' name!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Wow, Faith! You got Joseph to come out of retirement and make a comment. How did you do that?

      Beautiful story and yes, I believe in angels, and I believe they walk among us, and I always am at peace knowing that.

      Thank you for this marvelous hub. Love and blessings to you always.

      bill

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      Sparklea 4 years ago from Upstate New York

      WOW FAITH! Incredible story, shows the power of the Lord watching over His people...That highway incident gave me chills, and what you had to witness of the accident that followed. Do you have any idea how you inspire readers, especially me, with your phenomenal accounts of the Power of God? And living proof of the Presence of His angels at just the right time and place?

      As I have shared with you, so sorry for your loss, my sincere condolences. The photo of your mom is so very beautiful, like you. You look like her.

      I am sure this hub will uplift and inspire all those who read it.

      Blessings, Sparklea :)

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Bless you dearest Frank,

      I am so glad my hub gave you goosebumps and, yes, it is always good to clarify. lol

      You are so right about what the New Testament says about the interactions of angels and humans. Yes . . . I really do believe it was for sure one of those interactions or a couple of interactions along the way that day!

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi FriendofTruth!

      I just love your hub name . . . it says it all! So glad for your visit here this day and thank you so much for your very lovely comments to glorify our Lord God! He is love, and His love is divine no doubt. We just need to keep looking up to Him and praise Him for His many blessings each and every day.

      I appreciate your kind words and I have received a blessing from your visit here.

      God bless you in Jesus' Name. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Bill,

      So glad to see you here this day!

      Good question, and I don't know, but I do believe the answer is that Joseph has a soft spot in his heart for mothers, as he came out of "retirement" on my previous hub to this hub too, to make a comment. However, in reality, he is not retired by no means, except maybe just from HP.

      Thank you for sharing that lovely thought of you always being at peace knowing that angels walk among us . . . and yes, I know they do. They are all around . . . earthly ones, such as yourself and Joseph too, and divine ones sent from Heaven above.

      We just all need to open our hearts to the simple answer to all, and that is to truly love one another . . . which you already know that no doubt.

      I appreciate your lovely comments.

      Sending love and blessings to you always too, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      SPARKLEA!!!

      God bless you my loveliest of friends. I praise Him that you are well enough to even be able to comment here precious one!

      I am so glad I inspire you, but it is really the Lord, as He gives me these true life experiences and so I have no choice but to boast in Him! All we must do is trust in Him no matter what and claim all of His sweet promises for ourselves, family, friends, our country and this world . . . and really believe him without any doubt, and that is when that strong faith comes in, whether during trials or during our joyous times in this lifetime. We must praise Him regardless, but I know you already know that fact.

      I am so glad His ways are not our ways - thank goodness for that too.

      Thank you for that sweetest comment about my sweet mother. She was an angel right here on this earth no doubt her entire life.

      Please know that I have been praying daily for you and will continue to do so. (((HUGS, HUGS, HUGS and more HUGS your way, Faith Reaper

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you so much for this. I know our words often fall short of what is in our hearts. In saying this I expressing that you have touched at least one. Bless you

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      God bless you dear Mh,

      If this blesses just one, then I am glad He desired of me to write such, especially if that one is you.

      It all happened as I have written here. Thank you so much for your lovely expression of words.

      God bless you. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Faith, what a powerful story! I know angels to exist and serve the task they are called to do for us on earth. I have experienced them first hand in my life as well and know full well how miracles happen. Your family was blessed through this experience because of your faith. So happy to hear your mother is now at rest in the arms of Jesus. Thank you for sharing. Voted way up and shared.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      My Dear Friend,

      I am so thankful those Angels were there with you when your car was out of your control God was in the house...with you having sent those Angels. I do so know as they walk with me and my family and have for so many years.

      And again with your sweet Mother...an Angel there too. That is so odd, Faith Reaper. My sister had her second heart attack in November, it was actually the 10th ...my niece called me to tell me and she added, 'send some of those Angels you are so famous for sending." and of course I did. While she was being treated, one of her nurses came in and my niece was talking about the Angels and he said , 'o, my name is Angel. Wow. Both of us had our Angels, Faith.

      How kind of you to share my hub. Take care of you my sister in Christ...sending more Angels to you :)

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      My Dear Friend,

      I am so thankful those Angels were there with you when your car was out of your control God was in the house...with you having sent those Angels. I do so know as they walk with me and my family and have for so many years.

      And again with your sweet Mother...an Angel there too. That is so odd, Faith Reaper. My sister had her second heart attack in November, it was actually the 10th ...my niece called me to tell me and she added, 'send some of those Angels you are so famous for sending." and of course I did. While she was being treated, one of her nurses came in and my niece was talking about the Angels and he said , 'o, my name is Angel. Wow. Both of us had our Angels, Faith.

      How kind of you to share my hub. Take care of you my sister in Christ...sending more Angels to you :)

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi teaches,

      So great to see you here, and I do so appreciate your lovely comments. Yes, He did send His angels to be encamped all around me that day of traveling, as I had asked Him. They are there without a doubt in my mind too. I praise the Lord for getting me safely to my destination to see my precious mother.

      Thank you so much for your kind words and it is very comforting to know my mother is resting in His loving arms.

      I appreciate the vote and share.

      God bless you. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi dearest PS!

      I know you already know about all the Angels around, as they hover around you and your precious family all of the time.

      Thank you for always sending Angels my way, as they always do show up no doubt. Wow, that is so great about your Angel story too in November and the nurse's name being Angel!!! Wow, again. Thank you for sharing that with me here, and thank you for your wonderful comments that have added so much to this hub.

      I sincerely thank you for writing your hub on Angels, and now I am able to link it here. What a blessing! We sure did both have our Angels no doubt.

      God bless you, and I am sending more Angels and love your way too, Faith Reaper

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Your story has really touched me Faith. I am speechless.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Rosemary,

      Thank you so much for telling me, Rosemary. I know the Lord wanted me to share my experiences of that one particular day . . . and if it only touches one person, then it has served it's purpose.

      I appreciate you wonderful comment.

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Faith; your praying before car trips reminds me of how I was for many years. At age 16 I was only given a few hours to live after a very bad car accident and although as you can see I made it, it took many years to not fear cars. I prayed each and every time and still did not quite trust God to see me home, but thankfully He did finally convince me He would look over me. I have read much of this before but I love hearing your stories and always about your dear mother. I noticed my poem listed there and my heart melted. You are too kind...now I have to figure out how to do that, to return the favor, lol.

      I certainly believe God sent you someone, angel or person, who can say; but God comes through when we really need Him, which I know at this time you did. It is always such an awesome feeling isn't it that God makes special movements just for us? God bless you sweetheart and may He never leave your side.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, Dearest Jackie,

      I understand about the fear of cars or riding in cars after a bad accident, as one day, when my siblings as I were very young, and my sweet mother was driving, a drunk driver came into our lane and we had a head-on collision. It was terrible, but we were all okay, a bit beat up, especially my mother. However, I was so afraid to even ride in a car after that wreck for many years too.

      Bless your sweet heart and thank you for sharing your story here. God does watch over us and does place earthly angels or otherwise in our paths no doubt. He does watch over you as you are His precious child.

      Thank you for you kind words. When I saw your lovely poem, I just knew I had to link it here. You are a most amazing poet and writer, and I am blessed to have met you here on HP. So you do not even think that you have to do one thing in return, as it is a blessing to just be able to read your beautiful poetry. As God gave you that special gift of writing, and that is my gift, well all of our gifts, as you share it here with all of us at HP!!!

      I know without a doubt when I cry out to Him, He hears me and relieves me of my distress.

      I praise my Lord God for such a lovely person as you on this earth.

      God bless you my sweet southern friend. Lots of hugs and love to you, Faith Reaper

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Amazing! A true testament to love and faith. It was difficult to read at times, as I held my breath or cried for your situation. Each of us has an angel watching over us, we may never know nor see but our angel is there. This is proof. God bless. You are in my prayers.

      Voted up, beautiful, and interesting.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Bless you Mary (till),

      Yes, it has taken me since that day in November until now to be able to get it all down and to write it out, especially with all that happened in just that one day for sure.

      Thank you for your lovely comments. You are the best.

      Yes, our angel is there . . . I know.

      I appreciate you and the vote up.

      Hugs and lovey your way, Faith Reaper

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I did get it copied, your summary and the link shortened. How do I get it in a blue box? lol If it is too much trouble to tell me or you rather email and say get lost I will understand! I would certainly love to showcase many of your stories. You should never be beloe 90. Please do not brag on me because it is glory I do not deserve and I rather save the little bit I have coming to me. (Kidding but not.)

      Sorry you know that car fear but I see you do understand. I still may panic in congested traffic, but I guess many may do that not in an accident, lol.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Am so glad that you are OK and you got to see your mom. God is there and angels too. May your mother's soul, rest in peace.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Vellur,

      Thank you so much for your very kinds words written here. Yes, He and His angels are all around no doubt!

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Jackie, let me try this again, as I just answered your comment, and it went away into cyberspace. Once you copy the link and paste it in a link capsule and save it, then you go back to that capsule and click edit again and inside the capsule you will notice three tiny squares at the top left hand side of the inside of the capsule of white, gray or blue colors. Click on whichever color you desire and then click save. The color will not show up until you click the right arrow to move the capsule to the right. Then you are able to move it up or down to wherever you would like to place the capsule. I hope I answered you question sweetie.

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Faith Reaper... hugs for writing this and sharing of your experiences. Never a doubt in my mind we do entertain angels in our time here especially when we call out.

      What an amazing story of your faith...

      Hugs and Blessings from Canada

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Rolly,

      Yes, we most certainly do entertain angels no doubt, and He will send them to protect us when we cry out to Him!

      I appreciate your kind words written here.

      Hugs and Blessings to you from southern USA.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Thank you so much, I will copy and keep this and give it a try Wednesday. I have only got here tonight so have no time to concentrate and a busy day tomorrow but yes I do want to know how to do this. I will figure it out. Again, thanks!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, you will sweetie. I had to figure things out just by hit and miss myself. So, we've all been there no doubt! Have a lovely night dearest one.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Wanted you to know lifegate has a really interesting series going on Revelation.

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      Susan Ream 4 years ago from Michigan

      Wow, what an amazing account of God's personal protection of you his dear child and also of His loving care for your Mother ... imagine she was sent to be with her for just one night. :) I believe she was there for your brother too who may not have processed it but will surely think about. I pray he comes to the Lord God whom you and your Mother adore.

      I've been waiting for this story. You told me a long time ago that there were miracles on your trip to see your sweet Mother. Isn't God amazing that He would care so much for you to send angels and see that your car ended up on that embankment away from harms way?

      It is times like this that there is NO doubt who carried you. My eyes filled with tears of thankfulness for God's special care of his precious child ... YOU!

      Beautiful account Faith, Voted Up, Beautiful and Awesome

      Blessings and Hugs Dearone,

      Mekenzie

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Jackie,

      Thanks for the info! Will check it out dear.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Mekenzie,

      Yes, I know without a doubt He sent His angels that day all around me the whole way, so that I may get to my destination to see my sweet Mother that day.

      And in addition, the next morning, my brother was just astounded that there "possibly could have been something magical happening." Then later that day, "maybe a miracle did happen," and then he was telling was me more about the "Angel nurse and Doctor Angel," too. His scientific mind was struggling with the reality of what happened.

      The Lord really does work in mysterious ways.

      God is truly amazing and His love for me is overwhelming at times . . . just the depth of His love.

      It has taken me a good while to write the events of that one day, but I finally have gotten it out of me.

      Thank you for such lovely words here to glorify our Lord God, which add so much to this hub.

      I appreciate the vote up.

      God bless you. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Oh Faith, your story is filled with so much love and truth about the miracle of God and how He sends His angels to us whenever we need them. I had a similar encounter losing control of a vehicle traveling down a mountain. All I could do was pray as my car raced toward the edge of a cliff. Miraculously, the car didn't go over the cliff, but was pushed back to the edge. I know it was my guardian angel. It doesn't matter if people think I imagined it, I know what happened that day. There is no way a person lives through something like that without walking away - a true and faithful believer. I am sad to hear about your mother leaving. But, we know she is in a place filled with love, beauty, and a life unimaginable by us. Thank you for sharing your story with us. And, thank you for linking to my story about prayers.

      I haven't been around for a while. It is so good to see you.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Marlene,

      So great to see you here stopping by to read and leaving lovely comments to glorify our Lord God. I know you know all about His angels, as they have shown up many times in your life. I tried to find that powerful hub of yours on angels about when you lost your job, but I couldn't, so I linked the prayer of faith hub, which also relates to this hub too.

      I have missed you and pray all is well with you.

      I appreciate your kind words concerning my mother.

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Hi Faith,

      Thank you for your compliments. Yes. HubPages appears to be systematically removing my faith-based hubs. I don't know why, but it is very obvious to me. Every day I look at my stats and I see the hubs about angels, faith, and Christianity slowly being phased out. Almost all of them have been taken down now. I don't know what that's all about. But, the hub about my encounters with angels would have been a perfect fit here. I'm thinking of placing the discarded hubs on my Christian website, so it might just be the Lord having me place the hubs in a better home, where the message will be heard by many more than if they stayed here.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh Marlene, I hope HP has not discarded them, but they merely went idle, which mine do as well, and you just edit with one word here or there, and they are back up and going. I believe it is all hubs on all subjects for all hubbers' hubs to go idle after a while. At the present, I have no idle hubs. Try that one little trick I learned from a hubber Goody5. Maybe the first word in the subject, but keep the last part of the hub the same, is what another hubber suggested.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

      OK. Thanks. Maybe I'll try that. I just went through and deleted eight of my faith-based hubs today because they are no longer featured and people are saying they can't find them. I figured if people can't find them then there is no point in having them here. They were all featured and now every day, all of a sudden they are defeatured. It's kind of disheartening, especially since people are trying to find them and can't.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, it is, but it is easily fixed as stated above. Don't delete them dear! After you tweak them a bit, with just one or two words here and there, they will be in pending and then back on your profile, but you can highlight them in the meantime. I would do this as soon as you notice a hub has gone idle.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      My dear Faith, what a touching hub! And what a terrible experience you've had - in your car spinning over 3 lanes. But as you've explained so beautifully - you could feel the presence of an angel, forcing you to do what you were supposed to do.

      Last week, while I was falling like a bag of potatoes over a protruding stone in a driveway, I could swear somebody was holding me in such a way that I've hit the ground as if there was a mattress of air between me and the ground. Although I have lost the entire skin of my toe when I accidentally kicked the stone with it, the fall itself was a very strange experience in slow motion leaving only one small bruise on my wrist.

      So interesting what the Bible says about Angels!

      This hub about angels gives wings to my thoughts.

      I am so glad you've survived the accident.

      So sorry about your mom. Even while she will be alive in your heart till the end of your days, and waiting for you on the Other Side, you will always miss her presence in flesh, especially during memorable events. Fortunately you know the Greatest Reliever of Sorrow.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Martie,

      I am sorry for the late response, but I have been sick with chills and upset stomach for the past two days.

      Oh my goodness, Martie, I am so thankful you are safe from your tumble, and I just know there was an angel there to softly place another angel (YOU) carefully down. I am sorry about your skinned toe. ((HUGS))

      I have had those slow motion experiences too.

      I just love the manner in which you phrase your sentences (well, you are a writer), such as . . . "gives wings to my thoughts." I just love that and you too.

      I appreciate your kind words about my mother. Yes, I do know Him.

      Sending lots of hugs and love your way to you, my beautiful South African friend.

      Blessings always, Faith Reaper

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Just stopping in with some chicken soup for my Faith and a bouquet of "little flowers" to help you feel a bit better.

      Love and hugs to you,

      Maria

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, I know I can always count on you my loving friend, Marie. Yes, I don't know what it is . . . but your soup AND (just now checked my piled up snail mail - Ha), YOUR loving card(s) to me and my sister! I feel much better already.

      You are a treasure and an angel right here on this earth.

      Thank you so much for your love and friendship. My sister is traveling today (necessary) but will be back soon.

      Much love and many hugs to you precious heart.

      Faith Reaper

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Dear Faith. Thank you for sharing this experience. I always love your hubs especially about faith

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi unknown spy,

      So glad for your visit here this day. I appreciate your kind words as always.

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Faith, an extraordinary story! This world is indeed an incredible place, may your mum rest in peace. My belated condolences to you and your family.

      Great write.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Jo,

      So glad for your visit here to read about all the angels in the fast lane on that one very day.

      Thank you so much for your very kind words.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Oh, Faith, I was terrified for you when you car went into that spin; and mesmerized when something prevented you from hitting the brakes – that would have been my instinct too. It was a miracle no other cars were on the Interstate at that moment. And what happened after that, when something told you to leave your car to run up the embankment, and how you escaped the onslaught that followed in the Interstate, took my breath away. The African American in the rental agency; the angle nurse; these are miracles…gifts of love and protection from our guardian angels. I truly believe this.

      What a beautiful photo of your mother, Faith. She is in heaven, but will be with you in spirit and love always. Blessings, dear Faith, and thank you for this amazing story.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Genna,

      Thank you so much for leaving such lovely and endearing comments here. You have a precious heart. Yes, I believe there were angels all along the way to help me reach my destination of seeing my sweet mother no doubt.

      That photo of my mother, with her sweet smile, is one of my favorites. It is very, very old and worn, as one can tell from some of the damage over the years, but it is still precious to me.

      I appreciate you so much, Genna, for your kind words written here.

      Hugs and blessings, Faith Reaper

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Wow what a story - I sat here just now with my mouth open hanging onto every word as if it were a movie in my mind but it was no movie it was a day in your life - a day you shall never forget - and the power of prayer - and as my dear mum used to say - how is it that everything seems to happen at once - there was a lot of tension and drama in your account - and I was naturally moved.

      Sending you warm wishes as always from lake erie time canada 7:47am

      and my new one is about someone you can relate to

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Dearest Colin,

      Thank you so much for the wonderful comment of the events of, yes, just one day! What a day for sure. Everything surely does seem to happen at once, as least that has been the case in my life, and is ongoing ritht now, with another crisis or rather two ongoing at this moment, so I haven't been able to be on line as much. However, I know He works all things out for good.

      Hugs and love your way, Faith Reaper

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      What an amazing story and captivating, I hung on every word. The drama that resulted from that night on the interstate. My dear, I drove over the road for a number of years and witnessed many fatalities on those interstates. I had a few close calls myself. But the day my eyes opened up to believing in Angels came when I was going through my divorce and I drove the highway that surrounds my city on a dark night with a bottle of Jack in one hand and my hand on the steering column.

      I cried out to who I did not know, I cried and cried, that I was losing my marriage and my children. I wanted to commit sucide by driving my car into an oncoming semi, and at the last few seconds I felt a calm come over me like never before and a whisper, "do not do this you have much work here to fininsh". That was all I heard.

      I pulled over abruptly and remember crying, with my head on the steering wheel. I called a friend from my cel to come and get me and take me to my apartment. He did and sat and talked with me and eventually put me to bed. I woke up the next morning a changed man with a much different feeling about living. So yes indeed, I know an Angel spoke to me and stopped me from killing myself that dark late night on my highway. Peace and blessings I send you this day Faith Reaper. Hugs

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh Dearest Vincent,

      Thank you for sharing your amazing and captivating story from a true event too! God bless you dear one. Your comments have touched my heart to its core.

      Yes, you are still here for a very good reason no doubt! He was there will you and got you through, and now you are here. Praise Him!

      We are all so thankful that you are indeed here to share your God-given gift of writing with all of us here.

      I appreciate your wonderful comments here, which add greatly to this hub.

      Hugs and love your way, Faith Reaper

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I can't say much here as I have tears in my eyes and I lump in my throat. I believe you are right. God had taken taken care of you on your way to see your mother. God sent you, your family and your mother an angel that night. I lost my mom 11 years ago now and miss her so much every day. I send you my condolences and prayers. :)

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi sgbrown,

      Thank you so much for your kind words here. Yes, I know without a doubt He sent His angels all along the way that day and night.

      I am sorry about your mother too, and I understand how much you still miss her.

      Thank you for your condolences and prayers.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Hello Faith. What an amazing and powerful testimony to the presence of angels in our lives. Your story was well told and serves to strengthen those who Believe and to encourage belief in those who don't. I listened in tears to the music and the words you spoke were truly inspired. Thank you so much for this story and for sharing your profound experience. May God Bless you and send you comfort in the loss of your dear Mother and keep you safe.

      Much love.

      Peg

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Peg,

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments here. Yes, it certainly was a day I will never forget! I know He kept me safe, despite all, so that I would arrive at my destination to have that priceless time to spend with my sweet Mother.

      I appreciate your kind words.

      God bless you too. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      My oh my, dear faith Reaper!

      You've certainly been through quite a few scrapes and adventures in such a short space of time, but so glad that you are here, and survived such a terrifying ordeal( another one! ) - someone up there really loves you, and what's not to love? :)

      Your mother looks like such a beautiful woman, and her fine inheritance has found its way unto you - may she rest in perfect peace with the Angels and the Lord. You have been through so much already, and expect you deserve to hear some more good news very soon....

      Your videos were peaceful and so soothing, like a kiss for the heart.

      Thank you for sharing dear one, and sincerely appreciate the openness and candour with which you so generously do.

      God bless you most valuable Jewel of the South, who walks with the heavenly choir.

      R.Q.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Romeos,

      Thank you so much for your most kind and generous comments here. Yes, that certainly was a Veterans Day Holiday I will never forget, as my title here indicates, and that is an understatement!

      I am certainly so thankful for protection on my trip across state lines, all the way to the ICU room. I just know there were angels all around me, and I am still here, so I know I am here for a reason. I pray that I am here doing what He would have me to do, as He reveals such to me.

      As I have stated here many times, I was blessed to have one of the sweetest mothers on the planet for I never heard her say one ill word against anyone my entire life. She lived to be 84 and went on to be with the Lord this past Christmas, which I write a bit about in a Christmas hub.

      God bless you too for your kindness and generosity in commenting here.

      I am glad you enjoyed the videos and that is a sweet description.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Just sharing and I don't rem that picture of your mom; she is so sweet looking. I will fix it if you don't mind, without changing it.

      Hugs for my sister in Christ!

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      stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      I love your story and yes I believe it. I am so glad you got that extra time with your mom. Your story made me realize how much I miss my mother.God Bless. Stella

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you, dear Jackie. Yes, she was a sweetheart of a mother. Today, December 16th, is her birthday, so a bit of a sad day. However, I know she is having the best birthday and Christmas with our sweet Lord, where there is no more pain or suffering.

      Oh, bless you, for trying to fix it. Yes, that photo is a bit old and cracked and damaged it seems. Thank you for taking time to attempt to fix it. I know you always do a wonderful job at repairing old photos, so I appreciate you.

      Hugs to you too, dear sister in Christ!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Stella,

      Thank you for reading and believing. I have no doubt that He sends His angels to go ahead of us and they are all around us, as I could feel them on that rainy Interstate that day while spinning around!

      Oh, I understand about missing your mother, believe me, for today is my sweet mother's birthday, December 16th, and so it has been a bit of a sad day as I always remember her sweet smile when we would gather for her birthday.

      God bless you too.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Faith, this was so beautiful and touching to hear about your mother's journey to heaven. God bless you. Thanks for sharing this story. I believe my mother was an angel to me in some many ways--and now she's my guardian angel for the past year and for the rest of my life. I miss her! Voted up for beautiful!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Kristen,

      Aw, thank you for reading and leaving such a lovely comment. I appreciate you sharing about your precious mother too who is now your guardian angel. I miss mine so much too.

      Thank you for the vote up.

      God bless you.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      GBU Faith. You're very welcome. I know she's watching over me and know how much I've grown since her loss.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you, Kristen.

      You are young to have lost your mother. Christmas time is a bit difficult to me because my family would go to my mother's to celebrate her birthday on December 16th and always our Christmas. I praise God for blessing me with a wonderful mother for as long as we had her in our lives. I know not all have been blessed with loving mothers.

      Peace and blessings

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Aww Thanks Faith. I'm only 38.5 years old. You're so kind. Christmas was hard for me and my brother last year. So hopefully it'll be better this year. Peace my friend and you're welcome.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      That is too young to lose a mother in my mind, dear Kristen. Peace and blessings to you and your brother.

      (((Hugs)))

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Aww thanks Faith. She died two weeks after my brother's 40th birthday, while he was out-of-the-country for work. Thanks for the hugs and the blessings, Faith. XO

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      You're welcome. Aw, I am sorry. I lost my dad when I was only 30 and he was 60, but then my mother lived to be 84.

      God bless

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      No worries. I've made peace with my past. I'm still in contact with my dad for the past three years. I thnak goodness for that.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      That is good, Kristen. I know I had to do a lot of forgiving when it came to my dad.

      Peace and Hugs

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      Audrey Selig 19 months ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hi Faith - I needed some faith this evening , and so i thought of you. Your story confirms that God can perform miracles, and was just what i needed. your story is so inspiring, and you are the bravest person in the whole wide world. Nurses and doctors can be Angels from above. Forgive my messed up keyboard. You are a favorite of mine. Blessings, Audrey Sharing

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      Faith Reaper 19 months ago from southern USA

      Aw, Dearest Audrey, You are so kind. I will never forget that Veterans Day. The sweet Lord sent His angels to guard over me as He promises. My precious mother was not supposed to live through the night. God heard my prayers and allowed my family a special time together with her. I know we were a witness to miracles. Thank you for sharing. You're the best! Peace and blessings to you always

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