|This is what I am talking about....|
Jacob Wrestling with the Angel
by Alexander Louis Leloir
|...and this is not what I am talking about...|
Sorry Precious Moments franchise...
My favorite tidbit (which may or may not be Vatican-approved): If we fall asleep while praying, our guardian angel finishes our prayer for us. Considering how many times I have fallen asleep while praying over the years....I can only begin imagine how much praying my angel has done for me.
One night, a few weeks ago, I asked my guardian angel to do a favor for me. It wasn't a "prove you're real by doing this for me" favor. It was more like an "I really miss my mom and wish she was here" favor. For some reason, I had the urge to hug my mom. For the most part, I have accepted that my mom has passed away and time has made this loss more bearable over the years. However, there are still occasions where I just really wish that she was still here. That night was one of those nights. I had a crazy idea to ask my guardian angel to give her a hug for me and make sure that she was okay for me. I then asked my angel to show me some sign that my mom had gotten her hug. I didn't ask for the affirmation as proof...more as reassurance that my mom got her hug and knew that I still missed her and thought of her.
Believe it or not, as soon as I finished asking this, I hear a crash. I get up to investigate, and find that my Legolas standup had fallen face first onto the ground. Mind you, this stand-up was leaning back against the wall and neither me nor my sister had moved or caused any disturbance for it to fall. Also, it should have fallen backwards if it was to fall at all. This is the same Legolas standup that I jokingly refer to as the guy that watches over me as I sleep (elves never sleep and have great eyesight as well as aim...making them perfect guardians against everything from orcs to robbers). A split second after I realized that it was Legolas on the floor, I realized that my guardian angel has a sense of humor...
|Padre Pio and the Guardian Angel |
by Guido Reni
Of all the things to fall down (or get knocked over)...it had to be my Legolas stand-up. I guess my guardian angel wanted to make sure that I knew that I have someone else that watches over me as I sleep...
For more on guardian angel stories:
Padre Pio Guardian Angel Stories
St Gemma Galgani Guardian Angel stories
If you got any stories of your own, I would love to hear them.