Do you know angels walk among us? All you have to do is look around and you’ll see them. I have been blessed with an abundance of angels in my life. Sometimes they enfold me in their arms to offer comfort. Sometimes they flutter around me, making certain I’m steady on my feet. Sometimes they hover over me, protecting me from pain.
I wouldn’t want anyone to experience the loss I have, but . . . there was one incredible blessing from this event. I know how deeply I am loved and cherished. I know that all I have to do is pick up a phone and there will be someone offering solace.
People can live their entire lives and never know the impact they’ve made on someone, never know their value.
When my son died the outpouring of support my family received was humbling. He died in February and sympathy cards continued to arrive through the summer.
A few years ago a young woman came forward at the end of our church service. The young woman wanted to share a story about finding angels where you least expect it. She told a story about an event that happened on her birthday, the worst birthday of her life. She’d been in an traffic accident with another car.
A woman came along, driving her son to soccer practice. This passerby pulled over to check on her and the other driver. A friend of the passerby came along. The passerby sent her son to practice with the other family. This passerby wrapped her arms around the young woman and stayed with her while she talked to the police. She kept looking at me and smiling as if I knew her. I smiled back. The young woman told us that passerby was an angel sent to her.
Her grin widened as our gazes held, and I remembered. I was that passerby. I was that angel. Me. I had reached out to a stranger and made an impact. We embraced after the service. She told me how much I’d helped her during that worst birthday, that birthday she met an angel.
I like to think I touch others. That I make a difference. I learned that I do.
I know you have angels in your life. You just have to look and you’ll see them. Are you an angel? Reach out.