By: Bonnie Franklin
Location: Richmond Virginia USA
I was 37 years old. I had lost my mother almost 4 years before, and I was there in the room with her when she passed, along with my brother and two of my three sisters. I was the youngest-mother was 44 when I was born. Although I was absolutely sure she went to heaven and was watching over us, I was too afraid to "see her." My husband & 2 boys had moved away from the first place we had put roots down on our own, we hadn't sold that house, and were renting an apartment in a new city. I was desparately alone,nearing the point of a breakdown,sitting in my bed in the middle of the day, crying til i couldn't cry anymore. I felt a presence and looked up and saw four angels holding hands in a circle above me, and I was not afraid. One of them spoke to me and said that everything was going to be alright. I know now that God really does watch over us, and that we are never alone.
Some may never see with earthly eyes these heavenly beings or know that they exist. Many are unaware of the numerous ways they have protected and guided us. We would like to share with you the stories of people who take pleasure in expressing how real angels are.
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By Billy Atwell
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