Friday, September 11, 2009

I've Seen Angels

I met the man he speaks of in the beginning of this song. Yesterday, I went to the grocery store. I had L strapped on my front in her sling and was trying to get a cart. It looked stuck, which is often the case, but before I could even tug on it to see if this was true, a very tall, thin, stooped backed old man with a very large smile appeared out of nowhere. He said, "Let me get that for you." He pulled it out and took a step back. T then started asking to ride in the back of the cart, and I explained that he needed to ride in the seat if he was going to get in the cart. The man stepped forward again as he saw T start to go to climb up the cart and said, "Let me help you there, young man."

He seemed so old and frail and I wanted to stop what I knew was about to happen, but without hesitation, the old man lifted T into the seat. I fastened the buckle. T was very quiet, almost reverent, during this entire encounter. The man took a step back again, and it seemed almost as an after thought, he stepped forward again and kissed T on the forehead. Then, I turned and went into the store; I didn't see him again.

Yes, I believe there are angels among us.


Tonya said...

I love stories like this. When I was 8 months pregnant with Ivy I was buying some cases of water for a school function...obviously it was very uncomfortable to be lifting it all. When I was on my way out to my van a lady followed me out of the store all the way to my van so she could help me load it all in. Yes, there really are angels out there who are watching and ready to help. I love that he kisses T on the forehead. Now, that's sweet.

Unknown said...

Julie- this story made me tear up. I have seen angels too. Its like a little hug or acknowledgment from our father in heaven. Thank you for sharing.

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