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Do Guardian Angels Walk Among Us?

Updated on November 25, 2011

Is It Merely By Chance Perfect Strangers Meet?

Have you ever sat and pondered the stages of your life? Do you play out different scenes over and over in your mind, inserting all the “what if’s” at more convenient times? Or perhaps you envision different roads and paths with detours and obstacles along the way? Do you wonder why perfect strangers enter your life at the times that they do? Is this a chance encounter or are “guardian angels” sent at specific times to guide and nurture us? A perfect stranger just enters your life to lift you up when you are at your lowest. When I sit and reflect back on different times in my life, this is exactly what has happened. Crazy, isn’t it? There has got to be a logical reason, right? Well, I haven’t found one, so I refer to these experiences as “Angel Visits.” If you are not comfortable with that term, feel free to call it anything you like. The following is a short story of one of my encounters with a perfect stranger. Although I don’t remember her name and only had the pleasure of meeting her once, the conversation we shared that night has guided me along the way.

Angel in the Night

One crisp December morning, I decided I needed a break and wanted to take a trip to see my sister in Minnesota. So I rounded up some girlfriends and off we went. I was nineteen and always ready to party. At that particular point in my life, I was working 12 hour shifts to support a pathetic excuse for a boyfriend. Not only did he not work, he was controlling, and physically abusive. Not my proudest moment in life, for sure, but definitely one of the reasons why I drank myself into oblivion every weekend. This weekend would be no different, except that I was free to do what I wanted without any repercussions. I was free to be me.

Our weekend getaway was anything but quiet. We met some local college students through my sister and set out for the new hottest dance clubs. This is where I met a guy named, Chris. He was in his second year of college and not hard on the eyes at all. I noticed Chris didn’t drink and I remember thinking it was a bit odd, considering all of his friends drank. He’s young and should be living it up! Oh well, I thought, I enjoyed his company. Not only was he handsome, but he was respectful and extremely funny. During our conversations we exchanged where we came from, likes and dislikes. I told him I was from Nebraska and found out he was to. We had a lot in common and I found myself not drinking as much. I enjoyed having an intelligent conversation and great company, something I hadn’t had in a long time. Eventually the weekend came to end and instead of saying goodbye, Chris asked if he could have a ride back to Omaha. He wanted to surprise his parents with a visit and would much rather ride with a bunch of giddy, crazy girls than travel the following week by himself. Well, we were not going to deny ourselves the opportunity to stare at his beautiful face for a few more hours. The trip back home was definitely one to be remembered. All of us singing, goofing around, and making complete asses of ourselves during our pit stops at highway convenience stores.

As we entered Omaha, Chris gave directions to his parents’ home. We eventually ended up in a neighborhood where the houses were bigger than anything I had ever seen. As we turned up the circle drive at his parents’ home, our jaws dropped. We were sitting outside a big, beautiful mansion with huge, white pillars, and a perfectly landscaped yard. This was definitely not a place my 1978 rusted out, brown mustang should be sitting. As we were telling Chris goodbye, the front door opened and we were greeted by a tiny little woman full of excitement at the sight of her son. We were all invited to come in. I thought, Crap, now they’re going to know who owns the clunker sitting in their driveway, how embarrassing.

With smiles and hugs galore we were all ushered into the sitting room. His mom brought us drinks and snacks, making small talk along the way. His parents were extremely nice and acted as though they had known us our entire lives. As I sat listening to the idle chit-chat, I noticed Chris’ mom kept staring at me, which made me uncomfortable and self-conscience, to say the least. This kick started my thoughts, mostly negative. She’s obviously sizing me up and has figured out I am definitely not from their side of the tracks. I decide to play it off and flash an uncertain smile. She in return asks, “Why don’t you come with me and I’ll show you the rest of the house?” Reluctantly I joined her and my negative thoughts took over. Obviously, she just wants to prove how much more superior her family is to mine, and remind me that her son is out of my league. Why else would she be showing me her home?

We walked aimlessly through hallways lined with marble floors, to rooms full of designer furniture and accessories, which eventually led us to more rooms that I felt, were useless and unnecessary. My negative thoughts grew with each step I took, until I slowly realized I needed an attitude adjustment. It wasn’t fair to this person who had graciously opened her home to us. She had treated us with nothing but respect and hospitality, so what gave me the right to think the things I was thinking? I needed to tune out those evil, criticizing voices in my head. Once I did that, I enjoyed the rest of the tour and the stories behind certain treasures they had acquired in their travels.

We finally entered the master bedroom. I waited for her to explain where she purchased her luxurious linens and draperies, or the closet with never-ending designer clothes and shoes, but she didn’t explain any of it. Instead, she shut the door and this quiet, soft-spoken woman motioned for me to sit down in a chair that was so massive I feared I’d disappear in it, never to be seen again.

We talked for the next two hours. Two strangers who knew nothing about each other, but who had a conversation that flowed effortlessly. I can’t explain the connection we had or why. All I know is that she must have sensed that I needed guidance and reassurance at that particular time in my life. Even though this event took place ages ago, there is one thing from that night I have carried with me through the course of my life. She stated, “Hon, we are given choices in this world. Imagine that you are a traveler walking along a road…this road is your life. During your journey you are always faced with a fork in the road . You can either choose to stay on the same road, where you know what the outcome will be or you can choose a new road. The new road is scary and a bit overwhelming because it encompasses the unknown. But at the same time, it’s also appealing because of all the exciting possibilities it offers. The choice is up to you. Stay where you are or take the new road.” At that very moment I experienced an epiphany and I have experienced one every time I have had to contemplate changing the course in my life.

Eventually everyone came searching for us and our conversation came to an end. My girlfriends were tired and anxious to get home, so we exchanged hugs, handshakes, smiles, and a wink with a flirty remark to the cutest boy ever! I gave one last hug to a stranger that had become my friend. As I let her go, she winks and says, “You’ll be just fine Sweetie, just remember what we talked about. You are a remarkable girl and I am glad to have met you. Take Care.” I thanked her again and went on my way.

I took the advice she gave me and did change my life. It took a little time to completely rid myself of the jerk I had dated, but eventually it all worked out. Thank you my friend, for peeling back the layers of my soul that night and believing in that lost little girl. To this day, I still refer to her as my “Angel in the Night.”

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Great story about guardian angel. I believe that guardian angels always beside me. And guardian angel also taking care of me every time and everywhere I go. This hub is good for inspiration and it increase our spirituality. Two thumbs up for you and I rate this Up.

      prasetio

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      prasetio30 I thank you again for your kindness. Yes I believe things happen in our lives for a reason. From the people we meet to the places we may go...including ending up on HP meeting all you wonderful people. Thanks for the thumbs up!

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      SilverGenes 6 years ago

      Yes, these lovely angels appear when we need them the most and that's often when we least expect it. I really enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more.

      Welcome to Hubpages! :-)

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      SilverGenes - thank you :) I am always working on more. I don't understand how some can do 20-40 a day (or so I've read) I must "think" too much. hahaha I'm constantly going back and forth, proofreading and adding here and there. I'm beginning to wonder if I'm not being too anal about it. Then I read yours and go, "Geesh..i could've given my readers a better visual!" :)

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      Madison 6 years ago from NYC

      What a lovely story, thank you for sharing it with us. I too have been fortunate to have "angel visits" and I am ever so grateful for them.

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Madison - so nice of you to stop by. I am glad you like it :)

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      Violet Flame 6 years ago from Auckland, NZ

      Hi Bladesofgrass,

      Thank you for sharing this wonderful story, and it is so beautifully written as well. You were certainly shown a very different kind of "reality" as to the old one you knew at that journey. What a gift of insight! It is like someone just parted our veil of understanding a little bit to say, "look there, look how things can be so different". It sometimes take a life time just to learn that. So definitely, you have met a real human angel that day, and what a blessed day that was! xo

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      Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa

      What a beautiful story...yes it is so true...I know for a certain fact that God does place people on your path to assist you when all is going wrong...I know that I know that events like you have told, is perfectly planned and is not just coincidence...many blessings to you.. :)

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Violet Flame - I have read some of your work and I am definitely a fan. Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Peace be with you

      Marliza - I thank you and it is true everything happens for a reason :) Take Care

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      well I have joined just three weeks ago and I have met some guardian angels here .... and you look like an angel and you certainly write like one!

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      Duchess OBlunt 6 years ago

      Simply lovely. I enjoyed reading this. Not only because it is a beautiful story, but it is beautifully written. You have an easy to read style, and tell your story to make me feel like I am sitting at your kitchen table enjoying coffee (since we both LOVE coffee).

      Well done! This one is "share material" and I'm off to do just that.

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      epigramman - thank you..I'm glad you enjoyed it. Me, an angel? You make me blush. What a sweet thing to say, but if you look closer you will see that my halo is crooked..shhhh don't tell anyone ;)

      Duchess OBlunt - I must say that I am stunned by the positive comments I have been receiving. Thank you again for the positive input on my writing. Being one who has been uncomfortable accepting praise, I can see this will be a new thing for me to learn..I accept it warmheartedly. I will have to learn how to "share material," haven't quite figured that out yet. Yummmy...the coffee's done, care to share a cup? :D

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      What a beautiful story and experience. I believe that many of us have met Angels and didn't even know it. I'm so glad this was a positive experience for you.

      The House seemed out of this world. Thanks for sharing your lovely story. :)

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Lady_E - Thank you for taking the time to stop by my page. The House really was spectacular :)

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      Joanna McKenna 6 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      May I suggest the son was also a guardian angel? It's just too much of a "coincidence" that this non-drinking piece of eye candy from an obviously wealthy family was without a car the night you met him. I'm guessing you weren't the first (or last) troubled soul to give him a ride home and get the "tour" from Mom.

      Guardian angels are everywhere. I know of several I've had over the years (not always the flesh and blood kind), and there were probably many more I didn't recognize as such.

      Your life-altering experience at Chris's home could only be considered "creepy" if you'd gone back the next day and found the yard overgrown with a "For Sale" sign among the weeds. ;D

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      JamaGenee - Excellent point. I am sure I was not the only one to be brought there and the visual of the house being "For Sale" and overgrown is a creepy thought. LOL Also brought up a visual of times where you enter a place and you know that you have never physically been there before, but you have a "de ja vu" moment where you KNOW certain rooms etc. That's a very creepy feeling too. LOL

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      rzibit 6 years ago from Bals

      There are Guardian Angels for sure...one saved my father from a deadly accident. He just felt like that truck is going to come in front of him and had time to avoid.

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      rzibit - There are so many people with exciting stories of guardian angel encounters and unexplainable near death experiences, I love listening to them all. Every one of them unique in their own way. Thanks for sharing! :)

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      Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

      bladesofgrass - this was a beautiful story, heartfelt and well written. I hope you don't mind linking this to my hub about the many kinds of angels that exist (a field guide to angels). People can be angels too.

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Dolores - Thank you for the positive feedback. I certainly do not mind linking to your hubs at all, I just need to figure out how. LOL If you have any advice on this, please contact me. I know there is a place (I have found it & was able to link to those that were suggested) but being able to link to one of my choosing, well that's a bit different, right? Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to your feedback on how to link to yours. :)

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      Leslie Jo Barra 6 years ago

      This seems like such a personal hub. I imagine it was hard to write. I certainly believe in angels and am grateful for all the have done as meesengers of God. Wondeful hub and very well written.

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      suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Great read. I believe God gives us what we need if we only choose to see it. Very well-written Hub. I'm a fan too.

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Leslie - thank you for taking the time to read and comment. You will soon find out most of my hubs will be from personal experiences and most will probably be very hard to write. Sometimes it takes days to go back and remember all the emotions or the hard times I might have gone through, but I'm hoping it will be time well spent. Releasing the memories from the prison bars of my mind can only be productive, right? LOL If nothing else, they will definitely be entertaining. :D

      Suziecat - Thank you for becoming my fan. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

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      Art 4 Life 6 years ago from in the middle of nowhere....

      All I can say is wow...you had a truly remarkable adventure, and meeting that woman, that gave you advice that actually changed your life is amazing...she was your Guardian angel for sure...great writing, I am rating you UP!!

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Art 4 Life - She truly was an amazing woman. Everytime I need to restructure or change things in my life, ironically I always think and visualize the fork in the road, which of course, always makes me think of her. Thank you for rating me up and stopping by. :)

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      Alex 6 years ago

      I will always remember my guardian angels encounters, in particular the two mosy defining ones. One of them happened in the middle of the night in Helsinki, Finland. I went out with my friends to a club. Somehow we come together and leave together didn't work out that night because I ended up alone at 3 am dressed inappropriately for thr street and the weather -10C The buses and the trains were not running at that hour and the taxi line was 3 hours long. I was stranded in the center at least an hour away from "home". With no one to call, I walked to The central train station and hid in a little outside corridor trying to ignore he cold, the drunks and everything around me as I was waiting for the 6 am metro. It seems like out of nowhere this little guy popped in front of me and engaged in conversation. He didn't go out partyig tha night and didn't appear to be homeless and I don't remember his story at all. He sat by me for 3 hours that felt like 10 minutes and listened to me. I opened up to him about everything in my life and he was so kind and reassuring. He didn't ask for my number, didn't ask where I was going, didn't hit on me whatsoever. I don't remember his name. All I know is that no one at al but him approached me and I was kept safe until morning. That was quite amazing...

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Wow Alex! That really is an amazing story! A perfect ending to what could've been a nightmare. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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      Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

      Hi bladesofgrass - that was a truly beautiful story! Do we find our guardian angels or do they find us? Maybe it's what's in us that opens the windows of our hearts for them to step in and help? Maybe there are answers, maybe not. All I know is that I think I've been blessed too with angels who have lit up my path and made the right decision easier. I'd like to think there's always Someone watching over us, if only we allow it :)

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Well said Shalini :) Thank you so much for coming by. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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      kelster 6 years ago from San Diego, Ca

      Thanks for linking this to my hub! What an inspirational story and message, especially what the woman said...and especially for me considering where I am at this very moment. :)

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      kelster - After reading your hubs, I felt I needed to extend my hand and hopefully add some insight. I am not the only person with experiences and I am definitely not the greatest writer here on HP. LOL I have found that within the walls of HP, there are many knowledgeable and great writers who do help people, by sharing their personal experiences and advice. I hope in some small way, my hub and the comments that followed, help you in your journey. :)

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      saddlerider1 6 years ago

      Angels guide us, they carry us, they lead us and put people in our paths to help us alter the course we may be on. I believe you had angels in your midst and watched over you, wonderful story, I rate it UP...ps I write of An Angel with Makeup..in my hubs. he was....

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      saddlerider - I count myself fortunate that I had someone to help guide me. :) I need to run over to your page and read about that "Angel with Makeup," sounds very interesting. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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      maewallace22 6 years ago

      Yes, I do believe in guardian angels. I also believe that sometimes we are led to people and events for a purpose. I also believe that as christians God gives us a word at times to pass on to another. In other words he puts it in our heart to give a comforting word of encouragement to someone that may be in need, to lift them up and brighten their day

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      maewallace - Well said! Thank you for your comment and for taking the time to read. :D

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      sandieganliz 6 years ago

      did the woman's son tell her of your dire situation?

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      strutzas 6 years ago from Kualapuu, Hawaii

      That was quite amazing.. and I believe that each and everyone of us have a guardian angel.

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      sandieganliz - I would have to say it's very doubtful, considering we all hung out the entire weekend I was there and his intent was to "surprise" his parents. Good questions though. Thanks for reading. :)

      strutzas - Thank you for reading. :)

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      pinkhawk 6 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

      ..overwhelming! Talking to strangers is not that bad than I thought it was..(and you will know it in your heart if you can give your trust) This is such a beautiful story, thank you for introducing me/us to your guardian angel! ^.^

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      christineDcantwrite 6 years ago

      Awwww. nice one. It's just wonderful when you can not write an suddenly have a hub angel writing for you. Hub angels are great!!

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      pinkhawk - I have found that new situations can be a bit overwhelming and intimidating, at times, especially when meeting new people. As you can see from my story, I tend to get a "feel" for people either through my gut and/or deciphering through my thoughts. I'm sure a lot of people do this, when meeting someone new. I am glad I let me guard down and just enjoyed the company of this sweet lady. I am glad you enjoyed my story. :D

      christineDcantwrite - I have never heard of a hub angel! That's a great surprise. Where can I find mine, definitely could use one of those right now. LOL Thank you for stopping by. :)

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      reeltaulk 6 years ago

      Great story.....

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      thank you Reeltaulk and thanks for stopping by. :)

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      Feline Prophet 6 years ago from India

      Beautiful story. Think what we'd miss if we didn't remain open to experiences. :)

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Feline Prophet - You are exactly right! Missed opportunities for sure. Love the name and avatar, by the way. ;D Thanks for reading.

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      Julianna 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      What an absolutely beautiful story! I normally just log-in to HubPages but your story came up on the main page. My heart lead me to read it and it was wonderful. I truly believe in Angels and also know that people are sent to us for a reason, sometimes for a moment or season but God's divine intervention makes us choose which paths we need to walk. She was a blessing to you and you remembered her words, I am glad that you had gotten rid of the boyfriend with the talent that you have these words may have never been written for all of us to read if you would have continued down the other path. Thank you for sharing your story and encounter this morning as I drink a cup of coffee I feel blessed to have read your story. :)

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Thank you so much AEvans for such a beautiful comment. You are absolutely right, my path could've been very different. I feel honored that you stopped by and hope you have a wonderful day. :)

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      Enlydia Listener 6 years ago from trailer in the country

      I was attached to a Jerk once and needed a little pushing to take the right path...and yes, I believe angels come to us in many different forms...it sounds like she was already waiting for you, cause she knew she had something to tell you.

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Enlydia - Yes, they do and they usually come when we least expect it. :) Thank you for reading.

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      Andrea 6 years ago from Italy

      Rated up and beautiful. That lady was perfectly right, as a matter of fact I'm writing a hub on that concept and this means that when finished I'll have to link it to yours. Very inspiring story written very well, and this means that you have a new follower. :)

      Stumbled and shared with my followers. Thanks for such a beautiful writing.

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      hypnodude - thank you so much for your positive feedback and linking this to yours. I am still very new at this, so linking to others has me a bit baffled, but will get it all figured out soon. I've enjoyed reading some of your hubs recently too. Look forward to reading more of your work. :)

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      Amanda Severn 6 years ago from UK

      Hi bladesofgrass, I really enjoyed reading your story. I too believe that guardian angels take many forms and often appear in the unlikeliest of circumstances. Sometimes they guide us indirectly through music, writing and art. We just have to be still and listen from time to time.

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Amanda - so very true. It is absolutely amazing what we have around us. The world can sometimes be so noisy, that we can miss the little things, if we don't stop and enjoy the silence once in awhile. Thank you for commenting. Hope to see you again. :)

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      pixi676 6 years ago

      yes i believe they do. many times have i came close to some life changing tragedy and was protected or comforted by what i believe is my guardian angels. i believe most of the time this angel is disguised as a human for that is one way they do protect and comfort. so yes in a way they do walk among us. even if they don't walk among us they do (what i like to call) linger around for whan they are needed. also they do send messages from God to humans. so somehow they are among us!

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      pixi676 6 years ago

      yes they do. i have had many instances where this was proved to me. they protect and comfort us and send messages to us from God. and yes i believe they disgiuse themselves as humans and to me it seems like they disguise themselves as animals too when it comes to comforting people. weird thought i know but i believe it to be true.

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      pixi676-thank you for your comments and taking the time to stop by. hope you have a great day. :)

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      Olwynne Cade 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Beautiful story! Our meetings with strangers can change our lives forever. They are sent just as we are to help make a difference. I understand about the fork in the road and the abusive relationship. Thanks for sharing your story. Much love to you.

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Olwynne-I know I will be eternally grateful for the wise words she shared with me that night, as I have used it to determine many different changes in my life. Thanks for visiting and the love. ;)

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      notamemberofhubpages 6 years ago

      I'm not a writer but I love a true honest story. This one filled my heart with a sincere sense that this woman changed your life. I too believe in guardian angels. I loved reading a story with good vibes in it. There are so many stories on these hubs that cut people to the core without a bit of truth that they can prove. These story made me smile...I will be back to read more//thank you bladesofgrass

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      notamember-I am not a writer either, just a person that wants to have my story be heard, I guess. I have never been a person to really talk about my past and even though I do like to inject humor where I can (just because that is how I deal with things...I suppose to protect myself in some way), everything I write will absolutely be the truth and comes from the very depths of my soul. In fact, there are very few people in my life, that I have even told or let them read articles that I have written. I am not writing to get awards or attention, in fact, it has been my mission to "hide" my past from people, so they can just make judgements on the type of person they know me to be....not the poor, lost little girl...because I don't want people to look at me with sympathy. It's kind of hard to explain. Although I try to focus on the positives of each situation I have been in, there will be days I'm sure, where it will not be so positive and downright "raw" at times. I write from my soul, and it will always be an honest compilation.

      Thank you so much for your encouraging words and I welcome you back anytime. :) If you really want a good laugh, you should read my hub on Pranks 2..the pranks my kids pulled on me. I really enjoyed writing that one and laughed pretty much through the whole thing. :D

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home

      B,

      "Life is like a box of chocolate no matter which one you take there is a sweet part to it" sometimes unexpectedly so... great story

      ya never know what your gonna get....

      T

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Hi Tom! I have seen you around Hubpages, particularly on my new found friend, The Pink Umbrella's pages. :) Thank you for stopping by! I look forward to many more of your insightful comments. :D

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      lightning john 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Blades, I think that the little woman was an extraordinary lady, as you are. She saw something in you that may have reminded her of herself at one time in her life. She took a little time out of her life to share with you some life changing advice. No doubt her words were seeds not landing on barren soil, for you are truly a remarkable person, and an angel for others!

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Wow Lightening John! Thanks so much for your kind words. I am still thankful to this day, that she did take the time for me. My halo is crooked...shhhh..don't tell anyone, it's those damn lil horns that keep trying to sneak out! lol Thanks for stopping by. ;D

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      Martha Castillo 6 years ago from San Diego CA

      Thank you for sharing...the love that woman exuded changed your life. Wow.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      You, my dear bladsofgrass, are a guardian angel to so many (including me). Your empathy and compassion for my recent loss came right through your email and now this beautiful story. You are able to touch so many peoples lives through your marvelous and touching hubs. I wonder if you realize that you are a gift to be treasured.

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Martha...thank you for taking the time to stop by. :)

      Vocalcoach-I am truly honored to have you grace my pages. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment, even though I have never truly thought of myself as a gift to be treasured. So sweet of you to say that. My empathy and compassion truly come from experiencing many losses in my lifetime. Someday my hope is to share some of those experiences here in Hubpages, if for nothing else than to extend my hand or open my arms for a big hug. Unfortunately, my writing has been put on the back burner for awhile, due to working wayyy too many hours to pay the bills. hahahaha Such is life, right? Many blessings to you and thank you for reading. :)

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      Sarah 6 years ago from Washington

      yes, Angels do walk among us!

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      Maggie Elaine 6 years ago

      I love your article on angels. I read everything I can find on angels and have had some experiences as well.

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      sarmack--thanks for stopping by :)

      Maggie--Glad you liked it!! Will definitely stop by your Hubs someday soon..take care! :D

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      mom101 6 years ago

      bladesofgrass--Thanks for the hub. So nice. So true. I invite you to read my hub,and I do so for a reason, and I am not going to say what the reason is. I would like to say when you read it, you will be as shocked as I as I read your hub. I do not believe in coincidences,and I firmly believe that everything that happens, happens for a reason. Let me know if you know the reason. Again, thanks, for the hub.

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      ChassyCrunkCakes 6 years ago

      beautiful

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      Maggie Elaine 6 years ago

      Great Hub! I loved reading your article on angels. I believe in angels and have had proof that they do exist. Keep up these great articles.

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      Marko 6 years ago

      I think i have a guardian angel because one da i was in a park and i was in somenthing like a ulding the i fall 2 times and i wasn't hurt

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Chassy-thank you for stopping by. I'm happy you enjoyed it. :)

      Maggie-would love to read some of your experiences :) thanks for the great compliment.

      Marko-it seems that they can be in the most unsuspecting places. ;) thanks for stopping by

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      Jennifer 6 years ago

      I believe they are, because it says so in the Word of God :D i remember when i read that part. 4got which section of the Bible, but i do remember that they do. and im glad God protects us, and that He has His angels to protect us ^^

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      nirmal 6 years ago

      you have a way with words.. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your work..

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      bruzzbuzz 6 years ago from Texas , USA

      I liked your hub so much that I have linked to it on my Billy Graham and Angels hub. Great hub. Thank you.

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      TeresaParker 6 years ago

      bladesofgrass,

      I sure enjoyed reading your hub, to be honest with you I am not much of a reader. But find myself doing it more and more. I to have had visits by angels and thank GOD he has put them there to help me through different times in my life. I am new to this and hope I can add some hubs that people will enjoy reading. God bless and Merry Christmas

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      DDelatorre 6 years ago from Vado,NM

      yes, Thank you so much for this , make sense and I agree to the fullest. My mother told me she encountered and angel years ago who asked her for the name of her daughter who she was worried about, she said she gave my name and the angel said to her: It's gonna be fine God is working with her as we speak, she was in Texas I was in Illinois and here I an two years later Praising God. Mother said only angels carry that calm voice and warm your heart and give you peace all at once. God Bless U!

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      hello my fellow HP guests! I must apologize for not being able to respond to all the great comments left for me on my articles, as I moved to the country 6 months ago and have had a hard time trying to get internet service out here! Just got back online today and I am soooo excited!! My life is a little crazy right now, but am looking forward to spending time on HP again. Thank you to all of you who have commented and taken the time to read my work. Ta Ta for now and hope to have something new posted soon!

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home

      Blades ,

      blades yes angels walk amung us how many times does something - just miss hurting us or it hurts us but if it was 1 inch higher or lower we'd be gonners-

      Who told me to go up stairs when my aorta blew? and what little voice was in my head that said "Maybe you had better go to the hospital... what voice told me to go to a job interview after I already had one... and I met my wife at the second interview.... I can't take credit for that someone else helped...

      Have you ever said now where did I leve x.... and then a voice says where it is or gives you a close idea- and you end up finding it.... aaaaaai am writing a book and one of my chapters will be on such things...but I gotta get another job first....

      As for your post to me-I LIVE IN buffalo.... I HAVE 5-8 FEET PILED IN MY YARD.... but if you think your powgery snow will get along with my 1/2 wet lake effect snow I'll gladly accept the gift glad to see you back on track and in the game... GLAD YOUR BACK..

      TH

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Tom I agree on so many different levels. For me personally & for you also by the way it sounds, there have been way too many things that have happened over the course of my life to say its just pure coincidence. I feel that many of us become walking zombies with the everyday hustle & bustle of life & sometimes miss out on great opportunities. Perfect example is the job interview. Many people would have simply ignored the offer due to the fact that they already had jobs, so what's the point of adding something else to their already hectic schedules. I bet your extremely happy and thankful to this day that you took the time to do that interview! :) Happy to see you grace my page & very excited to be back!

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      AskAshlie3433 6 years ago from WEST VIRGINIA

      Yes, this is a great and touching story. I believe that they do, at some point and time. Great hub.

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      bladesofgrass 6 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      AskAshlie..im so happy you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Laura Harwood 6 years ago

      I absolutely believe in the 'angels' that walk among us. I too, had an experience as a young girl, traveling alone in egypt. I had taken a five day trip on a falucca (a kind of boat) that took me from Cairo to Aswan. It took 5 days, and toward the end of my trip on the boat I began to sicken. As the fever got worse i saw the the boatman filling the vessel marked 'drinking water' (that I had been drinking from) over the edge of the boat, filling it will the polluted water from the Nile.

      We arrived in Aswan, and I managed to get myself to a hostel...its was poor and dirty, but i was so grateful to get onto still, dry land. But the fever became worse and worse. Dysentery. It was the sickest ive ever been in my life. I was too ill to leave my bed to go to the bathroom, I just vomitted and voided the contents of my pain wracked body where I was - over and over again.

      Suddenly I was aware of careful hands changing my bed and soothing me. Jason was a young medical student who had heard my moans from the corridor and had come in to see if I was OK.

      When he found I was far from OK, he stayed with me. He changed my bed over and over and over - allday and night long for 5 long days. He gave me water and rehydration mixture and kept me clean and decent. I surely would have died without him.

      By the forth day I could speak and get up from my bed to go the loo, and jason bought me chicken broth to drink. We chatted and he told me he was staying next door, and that he was an aussie med student on a foreign exchange. That night i slept well, and awoke feeling far better. I went down stairs for the first time in days, and asked the hotel guy which room Jason was staying in.

      Well, I was met with a blank stare. There was no young Australian doctor staying there, and never had been. The hotel guy said I had imagined him in my delirium.

      Jason obviously wasn't quite what I thought - at the time I just accepted it....now I realise My life was saved by an angel.

      But I wonder...why do angels only intervene sometimes? Many people have perished horribly who could possibly have been saved as I was...

      I guess it just wasn't my time.

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      flowers00 6 years ago from london

      Hi this hub is absoloutly lovely, i strongly beleive in gaurdian angels! They guide us and help us i enjoyed reading this hub x

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      ThussaysNanaMarie 5 years ago from In my oyster

      Great story. I have had angel like people around like you and Alex.We had a flat tyre in a dangerous part of town while travelling. Out of the blue a little man came, unloaded the car, changed the tyre and reloaded the car. We thanked him profusely and as he left we got in the car and looked back to wave but could not see him anywhere along the road.

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      naturalsolutions 5 years ago

      Ever since i do believe in guardian angels. I know it is beside us in all the time, when we are on trouble, when we cry, depressed, sad or even when we are happy. I admire your guardian angel story:) i hope i could have a story like that. At somehow i know, everyone experience an undefined things that happen in our most unexpected time.

      Maybe it is because of our guardian angels. .

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      Karen in Rochester NY 5 years ago

      Thank you so very much for this story... Now I have confirmation that this experience has happened to others. I have also had an angel visit. My angel came in the form of a young man named Matthew who walked into my life at a time where I just realized I needed it the most. Simular to your experience I felt and still feel he was sent by a higher power to watch over me and to strengthen me. My own feelings of unworthiness almost made me not recognize him for the gift he was. I will cherish our time together forever. I did tell him that I believed he was an angel sent to me. Thanks again for sharing. The words of your angel the mom are exactly what I needed to hear also, for I to am at a cross road in my life.

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      bladesofgrass 5 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Karen-So glad that this story has somehow helped you at this point in your life. Good luck to you on your journey to finding happiness and all the beautiful opportunities we are given in this beautiful thing we call "Life." Many blessings to you.

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      Enlydia Listener 5 years ago from trailer in the country

      Blades of grass, nice to meet you...I think I read your story somewhere else on an angel site. I love stories about angels. It reminds me of the constant care we receive.

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      bladesofgrass 5 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Hi Enlydia! Thank you for stopping by and soooo true that we have angels looking out for us :)

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      mollymoo2002 5 years ago

      hello,my name is tia im 10 and i just signed up for this because i belive in the beloved creture peoples call the angel! its my 1 intrest! and this website has inspierd me!so thank you bladesofgrass!i hope you get my message.

      xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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      WarringAngels 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Apologize in advance if I missed someone's book recommendation above, but if you haven't heard of or read Lorna Byrne's books --- Angels in my Hair & Stairways to Heaven --- I highly recommend them both. In my 43 years I've never read books that are so convincing and life changing. God bless you all.

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      Priscilla 5 years ago from El Paso

      This is a great story and hub. I really enjoyed reading it and I do think that there are guardian angels around us everyday.

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      iman-faith 5 years ago

      The Angels possess great powers given to them by God, they can take on different forms. the Muslim scripture describes how at the moment of Jesus, conception God sent Gabriel to Mary in the form of a man." then We sent to her our Angel,and appeared before her as a man in all respects.(Quran 19:17). Angels have the ability to take human forms ,in some circumstances involving common people.

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      bladesofgrass 5 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Tia (MollyMoo2002)-I am flattered that you liked my page! Thank you so much for stopping by and yes, Angels are beautiful creatures. Take Care!

      xoxoxoxoxoxox

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      bladesofgrass 5 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Hi Enlydia! Thank you for stopping by and soooo true that we have angels looking out for us :)

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      bladesofgrass 5 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      WarringAngels--Thanks so much for stopping by my page! I will definitely head to the library to look up Lorna Byrne's books, thank you for the suggestions! Take Care :)

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      bladesofgrass 5 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Hi Dancilla! I am happy you liked my Angel story. It was quite a strange and amazing night, but one of my most treasured memories of a stranger. Take care! :)

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      bladesofgrass 5 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      iman-faith---thank you so much for stopping by my page! That was such a strange and amazing night for me and I have cherished that memory for years. :)

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      bladesofgrass 5 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Wow Lightening John! Thanks so much for your kind words. I am still thankful to this day, that she did take the time for me. My halo is crooked...shhhh..don't tell anyone, it's those damn lil horns that keep trying to sneak out! lol Thanks for stopping by. ;D

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      bladesofgrass 5 years ago from The Fields of Iowa

      Vocalcoach-I am truly honored to have you grace my pages. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment, even though I have never truly thought of myself as a gift to be treasured. So sweet of you to say that. My empathy and compassion truly come from experiencing many losses in my lifetime. Someday my hope is to share some of those experiences here in Hubpages, if for nothing else than to extend my hand or open my arms for a big hug. Unfortunately, my writing has been put on the back burner for awhile, due to working wayyy too many hours to pay the bills. hahahaha Such is life, right? Many blessings to you and thank you for reading. :)

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      Anan Celeste 4 years ago from California

      There is a miracle in every corner, and an Angel in every life. Sometimes we are lucky enough to recognize them as they are.

      Be open and ready to be an angel yourself my dear.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      When we least expect it, Angels do appear. Your story is one that is often repeated but not often shared so well.

      Thank you so much for giving us this glimpse as your encounter with our Angels.

      I have mentioned this hub in one I have just published on Angels. It is at:

      https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Walking-w...

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      precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego

      Enjoyed reading your story :) I always love reading such beautiful stories. After leaving my footprints here and voting up, I'd be heading on your hub page to look for more! :) So.... oh well, I was just about to ask about Chris's mother now? But then I remembered you had only met her once as you said. :) Thanks for sharing us your story!

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