Tuesday, December 05, 2006

ANGELS BIG AND SMALL

Yesterday when I was reading Cruisin-Mom’s blog she asked about ‘one event that changed the course of our lives’ www.cruisin-mom.blogspot.com . Go visit her, she has a great blog. ( I hope this comes out…since I changed to Beta everything is farmished. )

My comment to her blog was: ‘Every once in a while an angel is sent my way. And each time, my life has been changed.’

I thought about that all night, (thanks cruisin). And I honestly do believe that I have had angels appear who made a huge impact on me.

Now before you all think I’m two steps away from The Cuckoo’s Nest, they didn’t have wings…they didn’t fly…and they didn’t offer me three wishes…sigh.

One: One of my kids was having a terrible time in high school. We didn’t know she was L.D. (learning disabled). Except for math, all her grades were great. See, for the most part, L.D. kids are really smart and they fool you. And it works until the moment that it all falls apart and they can’t keep their heads above water, so to speak. I didn’t know what to do and my neighbour told me about an article she had just read in the newspaper about this lady who had a private learning center in Jerusalem for kids like my kid.

I called and made an appointment. She kinda looked like Jabba the Hutt. I mean this woman got her clothes from Omar the Tent Maker. She thought that getting dressed up meant putting on a pink skirt, an orange sweater, and her favourite boots that dairy farmers wear when going to muck out the barn. You get the picture. What you would call ‘an unforgettable character’. But she saved my kid and I will always bless her.

Not only that, but after a year, I started teaching English in her place and five years later opened up my own learning center, Shar Patuach which helped hundreds of kids in the fourteen years we were in business.

Two: When the intifada was in full bloom and my learning center was going bankrupt a group of people took it upon themselves to help keep us afloat…my brother, the Guv, and a handful of other angels who you don’t know. If I can smile today and not jump every time the phone rings, it is because of their love.

Three: My youngest was in the army. Someplace wayyyyyyyyyyyyy up north and my husband and I decided to surprise him on the weekend and go up to visit. Now, I don’t know about your husbands, but mine is a thinker. He thinks out what he has to do; he asks himself all the necessary questions; and he gives himself all the answers. (Yes, my friends that is why there is only one egg and a gazillion sperm.)

Anyway, off we go. Suddenly he takes the old Jericho road, which used to be the shortcut and would save us almost an hour of driving. But, it was also unbelievably dangerous to travel that route at the time.

Never mind, off he went and the closer we got to Jericho the more frightened I became. There was nothing in the distance but desert, and as we turned around the bend, the Casino came into view.


We’re dead, I thought and quietly told him that I thought we should turn back.
He looked at me and told me that we were perfectly safe and not to worry.

As we turned back to look at the road, all of a sudden, out of nowhere, a soldier was standing in the road. Honestly, out of nowhere.

He raised his hand and stopped our car.
‘Shalom,’ he said. ‘Where are you folks going today?’
We told him we were on our way up north to visit our son in the army.
He said, ‘If you continue on this road for five more minutes you will be cut to ribbons! His exact words were, ‘Yichtechu otchem l’gzarim.’ Please turn around and go the new way.’

I gulped and looked at my husband. He turned white and looked at me.

When we looked back at the road, the soldier was gone.

Then there is the story of Carlos, the anesthesiologist who was holding my hand when I had my near death experience. But that is for another blog.

Now, I don’t know why I have been blessed by these angels, but boy am I grateful. And some things you never forget and never take for granted.

Thank you, G-d.

Have a great day…stay safe…and thanks for dropping in.

17 Comments:

At 1:50 PM, Anonymous Miriam said...

Marallyn, you are one of my angels.
Thank you!

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

shalom miriam...what a lovely thing to say...thank you so much...wow...stay safe my dear dear friend

 
At 8:15 PM, Anonymous the guv said...

No wings here, Lamb Chop. I'm not one of your angels. Just an adoring, supportive friend.

The Guv

 
At 8:15 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

dear guv...leave the angel business to me...just say 'ah shucks'...stay safe my friend

 
At 8:55 PM, Anonymous the guv said...

Ah, Shucks... The broad STILL thinks I've a halo and wings. Obviously, I haven't explained myself too well.

The Guv

 
At 8:58 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

guv...you're fighting with me over the angel business? and you really think you are going to win??? instead why don't you write and tell me about some of the angels in your life...who knows, maybe yehupitz will join in

 
At 10:30 PM, Blogger Val said...

My grandmother was my #1 angel. Your soldier angel gave me chills - awesome. But as you say, some things you don't question, just look up, smile and be thankful.
Cruisin's blog has had me thinking the past few days and I've been having writers' block trying to put down what I want to say. ::sigh::

 
At 10:46 PM, Blogger Leann said...

I took my two girls on a ride in the country.we had to go agross a small country bridge.a one car bridge I may add!! as we came at a high speed down the road just about to cross a car came out of no where and she looked at me and I looked at her in disbelif as we passed each other on a one car bridge!!!we both knew we were seeing a miracle.every one in my car knew it.and in the other car as well.at the speed we were all going we would have all died if we had hit and no one was wearing seat blets.since that time I have crossed that bridge alot of times and two cars are not able to cross togther.its just not posable.our angels got smashed that day trying to save our sorry butts.then there was the night we got a sleet storm when we had gone to the skating rink.on the way home the holy spirit said don,t take the hill!!but I didn,t liston thow he said it two times.as I got one 3rd of the way up I finely seen the car over the bank and the road was glear ice.and I was slipping back.I cryed out angels help push and the car inched its way up the hill to the top.everyone in the car could feel the car being pushed.no one made it up that hill the rest of the night our trakes were the only ones.God gives his angels charge over us.then there was the day hubby and I were saved from a car coming head on in front of us.and the time my friends girl got into a one car roll over and a angel carryed her a half a mile and put her in a farmers place in the coldest night in the winter.no one had seen her go off the road and out of no where this person walk up to her and said don,t be afaird I will get you to that farm.there were no cars any where.and no trakes.when she truned to thank him he was no where to be seen.he had no hat on and a thin coat not warm enough for that night.she felt this odd feeling and knew it was an angel.only short time later she gave her heart to Jesus,and only short time later was delivered from the gay life.and only few years later died .so God knew if she froze in that cold night she would have gone to a warmer climet if you get my drift?I could go on and on but there is no room.but one day it will be in my book.I have heard of alot of angel storys from the holy land.God loves his people.shalom my friend,have a great week.angels work on Gods word.if your ever in a mess just say Iam standing on psalm 91 angels help!!or I just yell Jesus as load as I can.a boken ankle was healed that way.when I fell down the stairs.

 
At 2:01 AM, Anonymous Sydonia said...

you're bickering again !!! do I have to step in again and separate you two ???
AND, Marallyn, did you really have to ask if the Guv THINKS she'll win ??? HAH!!!!
AND, Guv, your wings have lifted more souls than you will ever know. "Thank you," from one of them.
Yehupitz, you can chime in any time now------

 
At 2:38 AM, Anonymous Tim said...

No doubt in my mind, Marallyn. Any angels I have seen have humbled me by their presence. I should thank them, because I apparently need the humbling.

Stay safe, young lady.

 
At 7:46 AM, Anonymous the guv said...

Of course, I didn't expect to win this one. But I HAD TO at least try.

I would LOVE to be able to give you an actual angel story. Truth be told, I haven't had the privilege of meeting any of mine face to face. Having said that, however, I have to share the following with you...

As you know, I've had ESP since my late teens. I have never understood it. For years I pretty well took that gift for granted. I certainly never swapped my "insider's information", for money. And, generally speaking, I'd have to say that I was very casual about the whole thing. Which is NOT to say that I have ever treated it like a party game either.

By chance, about 4 or 5 years ago, I used my psychic powers to help a (then) stranger and her equally adult siblings. They had been agonizing over something for years, and I was chosen to give them " the inside scoop". Since then, I have given her more valuable information and she has been telling all who will listen, that I have changed her family members' lives forever. I have never told her that MY life was changed by that experience as well. You see, I had done things like that for years and years. But, for some reason, on that particular day almost 5 years ago, when my ESP kicked in , I began feeling that angels were whispering in my ear. And I've retained that opinion ever since.

My special gift is stronger than ever, it seems. My angel information network still provides me with information to pass on to others. But, they still haven't introduced themselves formally. Maybe they never will. But, that's O.K. It's more important for them to know me, than vice-versa.

The Guv

 
At 7:47 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

shalom val...thanks for liking my post...i bet your grandmother was awesome...and cruisin's blog is always a joy to visit...as is yours...stay safe and thanks for dropping in

 
At 7:48 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

wow leann...wowowowowowowow...thanks so much for sharing those unbelievable stories...angles...aren't they something? stay safe my friend

 
At 7:49 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

sydonia my dear dear dear...and where would we have been all these years without you, i ask???...stay close and stay safe...loveyou

 
At 7:51 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

dear tim...thank you so much for dropping in...i too have been humbled by angels caring enough to stop in a minute and save my sorry tush...stay safe my dear friend

 
At 7:53 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

dear my guv...SEE I TOLD YOU YOU WERE AN ANGEL...ahhhhh the whoozsh...and isn't it wonderful and so special when it works? 'pluck your magic twanger froggie'...stay safe...hmmmm wonder why the masked man has disappeared...can it be that the lights are too bright...ps guv...you were right all along...sigh

 
At 6:09 PM, Anonymous yehupitz said...

Sheesh. I don't comment for a day and I "disappeared"?! Come On!

Guv, how come you never used your ESP for me?

 

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