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By: Elva Herrera

Location: El Paso Tx USA

My experience, one of many, but the most beautiful yet happened during the most difficult time in my life to date. I was 6 months pregnant with my 2nd child and we had just been told that my father had less than 1 year to live. He had "Mesothelioma" terminal cancer of the lungs. This took me into a very painful depression. I'd always been brought up to love myself as a person and for who God had made me, not in a vain sort of way. If there was a problem face it and deal with it, just a complete positive way of looking and dealing with life. I was also about to graduate (my final semester) as a social worker and to me people who were depressed just were a bit weak emotionally and were not strong mentally. All one had to do was think and see things differently & voila you can handle depression. That was my view before I faced it myself. My bout with depression was something that even my positive attitude could not handle. It was painful, not physical but spiritually, my heart hurt, my soul was in pain and I had no control over it no matter how hard I tried.

I would get home everyday after my social work field practicum and just go to my room and cry. I'd scream and cry.
I couldn't turn to my family because we were all dealing with the issue of my father dying. I had to be strong for them. I had to be strong for my baby on the way. I also had a 3 year old little girl who needed me, but all I wanted was for God to take me away from it all. I would never think of hurting myself nor do I believe in suicide, but I wanted God to take me in his own way. The only thing that kept me going was my 3 year old baby and the one that was on its way. This last day was the worst of all. I got home and went to my room to cry. No one was at home, my husband was at work and my 3 year old was at my mom's. Suddenly as I was face down on my bed sobbing, I heard the most beautiful voice. It filled the room. I cannot say it was male or female but just beautiful and full of love. I can almost say it sounded like an echo which filled the room.


The voice said, "I'LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, I'LL NEVER LEAVE YOU." Needless to say I jumped off the bed startled and suddenly realized that this was either the voice of God or my angel. Whoever it was from that instant my painful depression disappeared. I, along with my family dealt with my father's illness and eventually with his passing. Yes, it was painful and we've mourned, but it became part of God's plan and accepted as such.


I kept this experience to myself for several years. I thought it was my special message and was selfish with it, until one day I encountered a soul in the same pain that I had experienced. I suddenly realized that it was not just a message for me but for me to share with those who needed to hear his message. Today I only share it with certain people when I sense it is okay to share. Not everyone benefits from this and to me this experience has a message and not just to anyone.


Prior to this, I've had beautiful experiences and I've always believed in angels. This experience re-affirmed my beliefs, my faith, and my convictions when it comes to my faith in God.


Angel Stories

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.

Angel Stories


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  1. I FEEL A VERY NICE AND STRONG PERFUME FOR SOME SECONDS, by Stella Nkhonya
  2. The Ring of the Telephone, by Ellen Nipper
  3. Needed Help, by Ralph M
  4. Guardian Angel, by Maria
  5. When we think no one else , by Nancy Sonier
  6. no title, by Rene Schneider
  7. Long lost uncle, by Nicolette Karczewski
  8. God's Answer, by Ashley Nicole
  9. Saved by my Guardian Angel, by Diana
  10. My brother, by guadalupe guzman
  11. My Guardian Angels, by Angela Corcoran
  12. Protection from an Assailant, by Jill Winther
  13. our angels, by Kellie purser
  14. My babyboy Angel, by Yessenia Rivera
  15. An Angel Awakened Me, by Vonnie Deak
  16. Storm, by Chole
  17. The Feather Duster, by Lee Zelhart
  18. no title, by Anna G
  19. Gina, by Margaret Quigley
  20. My short moment of Peace, by Tiffany Lequerique
  21. Dabar the angel of the Lord, by Anne Smith
  22. An Answer to Cheer Me, by Christine Chiomento
  23. Wings of love, by Mike Fisher
  24. Life Saving Encounter, by Patricia White
  25. Great Grandfather, by Michael Casey
  1. I'll Always Love You, I'll Never Leave You, by Elva Herrera
  2. We Were Both Ready, by Sophie
  3. Supportive Hug, by Debbie Schmidtke
  4. slow down, by virgen valentin
  5. marine angel, by Luis Trevino
  6. MY MOM, by MARIBEL GONZALEZ
  7. Angel encounter, by Stephanie Fulton
  8. My salvation, by Michael yacques
  9. Army of Angels, by Roselia Nevarez
  10. A Healing Hand, by Dave Ludwick
  11. Watching over me, by Dick Baker
  12. Messages from Angels, by Marie Sanchez
  13. no title, by Maria
  14. Garrett's Angels, by Donna Benedict
  15. BELIEVE, by JESSICA CUEVAS
  16. The Voice, by Camilla O'Brien
  17. My husbands angel, by annabelle reiger
  18. Saved by an Angel, by John Wagner
  19. My Guardian Angel, by Brooke Yessa
  20. Three times a miracle, by Yamilet Mantecon
  21. A Tweed Coat, by Olivia Solomon
  22. His Angel or Mine, by sandra Reyna
  23. Two Angels, by kenneth briganti
  24. Last chance, by Kyle Gilmore
  25. Saving angel, by Helena del Pino

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