My mother and I are very close. Whenever she has to travel for work, I get a bit worried. She is a good driver, but at times she has the need for speed! LOL!
This summer, my mother and another coworker, Rosie, were traveling to Indiana for a meeting. As usual I was a little apprehensive about this trip,but after she left, I was too busy to think about it at length.
It was about 6 hours after she left, I was sitting here, working on Hubpages when all of a sudden a real feeling of dread washed over me. I felt almost physically ill. I tried to call my mother on her cell and she did not answer. I knew she was in some sort of danger. I was beside myself, I didn’t know what to do. I called her cell several more times with no answer.
By this time I was really worried, so I started to pray for my mother, that no matter what kind of trouble she was in, that she would be alright.
As I was praying, my mother was caught in a downpour. It was so intense that she could not even see! She was right behind a semi, and she could just make out the back of it, so that became her guide. There was no way she could have safely slowed down and pulled over on the side of the road. Of course, no one else slowed down either. (After all, this is the interstate. You can be caught in a blizzard with white out conditions, and you will still see people whipping along at 70 mph! A few miles down the road they are in the ditch. Ask me if I feel sorry for those idiots. LOL!)
The rain continued for a good, white knuckled, 10 minutes. And then, the sun suddenly appeared. She later told me that she heard her cell phone ringing just as they were caught in the downpour but was so focused on driving that she could not dig her cell phone out of her purse to answer it.
A few minutes later, my mother’s coworker was looking out the window when she spotted a HUGE rainbow stretched and arched across the sky! The funny thing was that the rainbow was at a 90 degree angle to the car. Both my mother and Rosie thought this was strange, because rainbows are usually veiwed 180 degrees from wherever you are, otherwise the rainbow would not be visible. Both women remarked on this strange sight.
Then, SUDDENLY, the entire car just lit up! The end of the rainbow was INSIDE the car and on the HOOD of the car! They could easily see all the colors. This lasted for almost 10 miles, going 65mph on the highway. You could see the end of the rainbow on hood of the car and the rest of it arched away, at a 90 degree angle to the car. This rainbow was also huge, so huge that they could not see the top of it.
When the rainbow appeared both women felt a sense of peace envelope them. They also felt as if they were protected. But mostly they were in awe of the rainbow riding along with them on the hood of the car.
Then once again they were caught in another downpour that lasted a good 15 minutes, with terrible driving conditions. My mother who was driving, told me she felt as if the car was not in her control at all. She said it felt almost as if they were floating.
She felt very peaceful and serene and was not frightened. What should have been 15 minutes of white knuckles turned into 15 minutes of total peace. Rosie felt the same way, she later told me she felt very sleepy, and just wanted to take a nap during this intense 15 minute downpour.
When the rain stopped the rainbow once again appeared inside the car and on the hood of the car! It was just as bright and colorful as before! The rainbow continued with the car for a good half hour until it finally started to dissipate little by little until it was gone.
Was my prayer for my mother’s protection answered? I believe it was! Because of the cell phone ringing, my mother could verify that I called during the first downpour and right before the first rainbow appeared.
Also, I never knew of anyone who saw a rainbow like this. Rainbows are always off in the distance. I don’t think it is even possible to find the end of the rainbow.
Then there is how all of us felt. After I prayed for my mother a sense of peace came over me, and I actually laid down and took a nap, and I had wonderful dreams of floating over a peaceful pond of some sort, with birds and animals all over, and believe it or not, RAINBOWS far off in the distance. Even writing this now, a chill comes over me.
I believe that God communicates with us each and every day. For me, I see God in nature. Through nature and the intense beauty of this world he lets us know he is always there for us. God created this world through his great love for each and every one of us, and we are all special in his eyes, so special that sometimes he even sends us a paranormal rainbow to remind of us how much we are loved.
If you had any unusual experiences with a rainbow, please leave a comment below. If you don't think this event is anything unusual, please leave a comment explaining that too. Maybe there is a logical explanation for this event, but in my heart I hope there is not. I would like to believe that God is there, watching over us, answering our prayers.