Do You Believe in Angels?

blue-roseDo you believe in angels? Guardian spirits?

I don’t. Or so I try to tell myself. My mind tells me that such things are improbable. But my heart says something else. Deep down, I have always felt protected, guided. By someone or something unseen and unclear to me. It’s something I don’t talk about much. I’ve tried to deny it, but it has been impossible to ignore.

Apparently, you don’t have to believe in angels in order to have one looking out for you.

But anyways. Last weekend my wonderful mother-in-law was visiting. She and I were chatting and watching the History Channel when the program Angels: Good or Evil came on which immediately grabbed our attention. It inspired my mother-in-law to relay the near-death experience she’d had several years ago after a car accident, in which she encountered several angels – one of which told her to “go back” because it wasn’t her time yet. She told me that event made her look forward to becoming a spirit herself and learning more about what was on “the other side”. Her confessions, that television program and my own personal experience solidified this idea for a novel that I must write sometime in the not-too-distant future. I told her about my story idea, and how I was going to dedicate it to her. She smiled and said she’d really like that.

Just 4 days later, days after her visit with us was over and she went back home, my mother-in-law unexpectantly died.

Now I am sitting with my family in a hotel room in my mother-in-law’s home town, the day before her memorial service. After days of crying with my husband over the sudden loss of his mother, I suddenly feel this wave of tranquility come over me. Almost as if I were literally being hugged by peace.

So today I believe in angels moreso than ever. How about you?


  1. This was sweet, thank you for sharing. I would love to hear more about your book. It's easy not to believe, but so many people have similar stories to your MIL when near-death experiences happen. Some try to explain it away by pointing toward neurological waves that occur, but that doesn't explain out-of-body experiences and the like. Wonderful world we are a part of.

  2. Gem – I will certainly be sharing more about this particular book as I make more progress on it (I've got a few different stories I'm working on at the same time). I do think there are some neurological nuances that could explain some experiences maybe, but certainly not all or the one my MIL described so vividly.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

  3. *Hugs* I don't believe in angels, per se, meaning I believe the idea of "angels" is a christian construction, and my bread don't butter that way. 😀

    But I *very* much believe that we are more amazing creatures than we know, and I believe fully that someone could be moved to comfort those grieving her transformation to what's next. *hugs you and yours very tightly* I have been, and will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Whether we call them guardian angels or otherwise, I've always felt that we either have someone watching over us, or silent messengers that appear briefly in our lives for a significant reason. My coworker's father was in the hospital dying of cancer a few years back, and she was heartbroken. But I remember her coming to work two days after he passed, with a smile on her face. When I asked her about it, she told me she had seen a kitten(that looked exactly like one she used to have) in her yard that morning. It appeared out of her garden for a moment, just enough to be seen, then disappeared. And she said that she knew it was her father, telling her he was alright. She never saw the kitten again, but that feeling of comfort still remains with her.

    So, yes. I believe. *hugs* I look forward to you sharing more about your book, m'dear.

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