Saturday, March 14, 2009

Show and Tell ~ Angels

This week I was going through some of Miss O.'s drawers, putting away clothes that were too small and finding homes for her new presents. I came across a small organza bag, within the bag is a tiny bracelet with a little silver angel attached to it. My breath caught in my throat, as hot tears welled up in my eyes. Why? Well, we have to go back about 5 years.

My mother passed away from Ovarian cancer when I was 7 months pregnant with Miss O. She had fought a hard fight for almost 5 years, as the cancer ravaged her body. In the months leading up to the baby's birth, I was taking care of the estate. Putting the house up for sale, paying bills, making sure everything was the way she wanted. I was totally on autopilot, until March 7, 2004, when I went into labor.

Fast forward one year. Miss O.'s first birthday. I was back to work and working nights at that time and I remember being really bummed that I had to go to work on her birthday. When the mail came that day, I was surprised to find a large envelope addressed to Miss O. The return address was from an online business, that I had never, even to this day, bought anything from. I opened the envelope and the only thing in it was the bag with the bracelet.

Not a note, not a card, nothing. Just the bracelet.

I called M. and asked him if he ordered it. He said no. I called family and friends, no one claimed that they had sent anything by mail. I was puzzled, but figured someone would let me know they sent it eventually.

Later that day, at work, I logged onto my email. As I looked down my inbox at the new emails, the hair on the back of my neck rose. Sitting in my email was a new email from my mother. I remember being angry at first. How dare someone pull such an awful trick on me? And how many of my relatives and my mom's friends had received it? I replied to the email, it was the kind that are sent out for you from a company, explaining that the email needed to be removed from their database.

Here's the thing though...NO one else, not even my sister has ever received an email from my mom post-mortem. And to this day, I've never had anyone admit to sending the bracelet to Miss O.

I believe now that it was from my mom, and I like to think that an angel made it all happen.

Do you believe in angels?


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  1. That story made the hairs on my arms stand on end.

  2. OH MY! Yes, I do believe in Angels!

    Wow, What a story

  3. Oh, WOW! I'm tearing up here and ALL the hairs on my body are standing on end. What a beautiful story. There is NO doubt in my mind that angels are REAL! Thank you for sharing this heart warming story.

  4. oh. my. gosh. Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. What a wonderful experience to have had.

  5. Oh wow...that story gave me chills. I do believe you are right and that bracelet was from your mom.

  6. I am not sure whether I believe in angels. I believe that the bracelet was meant to be with Ms. O! Keep is a good luck charm!

  7. Beautiful story. I think amazing things happen that we cannot explain through logic or rationality. That bracelet was angel blessed.


  8. That is incredible...a beautiful show and tell.

  9. wow. What an amazing story. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  10. Oh my gosh. What an amazing story. You mom is with you and she wanted you to know that.

    Something similar happened to me three years ago. I understand the feeling. It almost makes you dizzy, no?

  11. Wow - just- Wow!

    What an amazing little tale - it made me cry.


  12. Oh Yeah - angels are definately amoung us, as the song goes. Stories like that are the reason that we can keep going here as our loved ones are with us.

    Thanks so much for sharing it.

  13. Oh wow! I do believe that there are things in our lives that we can't always explain.

    What a beautiful gift.

  14. how beautiful. i believe that your mom wanted to give something to her grandbaby. i do not find it at all that she (and the angels, if need be) found a way! I think it is a testament to love and I would most definitely cherish it always.

    what a wonderful story.

  15. Oh my yes I do believe ..
    what a treasured gift
    your story gave me a shiver down my spine very moving.

    Thank you for sharing it

    Ali xX

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  17. What an awesome story -- it gave me chills as well! Yes, I do believe in angels.