Hi Angel Wow...Excellent Post!
That is wonderful what happened to you. That your Angel was a matchmaker in a way, and told you the future so you could be on the lookout for your
true soulmate. Again this was an opportunity for happiness that your Angel did not want you to miss. Happiness and fullfillment seems to be a
running pattern for Angels and one of their top priorities. And being married to the right person is very important, you would not want to miss that
Your story shows how almost fairy tale like our lifes can be if we only listen and have faith also. Of course with your Angel if he talks loud enough
for your mother to hear, he makes sure you won't miss him. It's funny even though your mother heard him she said "Not in that Church"...lol. But
its good your mom heard because then she knew it was meant to be also, and I bet hearing the Angel helped her to be more flexible.
I like the way you jump in with a story too, I have seen religion and spirituality discussed before where it was a little stuffy, but this whole
thread has been very interesting, fun to read, poignant, and true to life.
Since, I started my story about the 2 Sherry's in the middle, I think I will go resume my story at the beginning, so that I can end the story with
the ending..if that makes sense. Plus, if I start at the beginning you can hear more about the Angel and God and the first Sherry, in the first part.
Both Sherry's are/were beautiful people and I wouldn't want you to miss out on hearing about either one of them.
Well, Bob (the Deacon) was one of the common denominators in both of the Sherry's lifes and my life, as I have previously stated. When I first met
Bob I was 14 years old, in a Group Home with a bunch of other teen girls. Our Foster mom Jan, was a friend of Bob's and he came over regularly just
to visit with her, have dinner, and play cards with all of us. He also helped out with odd jobs around the Titanic (thats what we called our Group
Home because, it was off its axis a bit and sliding a few inches at a time down the hill it was on. Bob wasn't a Deacon at the time.
Anyhow, Jan's best friend was a great woman named Sherry A. (the first Sherry). Sherry A. was like a Saint because of all the nice things she did
for everyone, and she was very sensitive to everyone's feelings. Jan mentioned once that Sherry had had a very hard life when she was a child, but
you would never know it by looking at her, she wasn't bitter at all and she was generous in every way. Jan loved to play matchmaker so she set up
Sherry A. and Bob on a date and it worked out so well that within a few months they were married.
Jan would take us over to their house from time to time, and I became good friends with Bob's kids from a previous marriage, especially his daughter
Teri, because we were the same age.
Well, I can't tell you all the details of this part because its too personal, but I was in trouble and in imminent danger. Sherry had just been to
the Titanic to see us and everyone, including me had been just fine. She left to go home and after she was about 10 miles down the freeway, God told
her to get off the freeway and go back to the Titanic because I was in trouble. He told her what the trouble was and he said..."Go as fast as you
can and you will save her just in time". So, she knew God's voice when she heard it and screeched off at the next exit and broke the speed limit
Just as it was about to happen, Sherry came crashing through the door like a charging bull, because it was locked. And she saw exactly what was about
to happen and she shouted "Stop Now..God told me what is going on here and He was Right, and I'm here to stop it!" She said God sees all and there
is nothing you can do that you can hide from God. And she said "Do you not know how much God values you and He would not have a hair on your head
harmed?" And Sherry was just in time because a minute later it would have been too late. In this case I felt Sherry was my human
'Angel'...because she heard from God directly and did his bidding without question. I was in total shock, I didn't know God and Sherry could do
Sherry said "I felt your sudden despair! And I must tell you that I have also felt unimaginable despair, and I will share it with you now."
Then she told me this story of what happened to her when she was 10 years old.
Sherry had come home early from school one day because she was feeling a little sick. She had gone downstairs in the basement and she was helping her
mother with the laundry. All of a sudden a voice said to her..."Sherry there is something in the closet for you, go look inside and find it!"
Sherry went to go look and went into the closet and the door shut behind her and was stuck! Then she heard some heavy footsteps coming down the
stairs, her mother made a cry, and then there was several shotgun blasts. Sherry started to cry because she felt inside her mother had just died.
But someone whispered in her ear "Shssssssh be very still". And so then she cried only inside.
Then the person started talking and mumbling, and she recognized the voice to be her stepfather's voice and it sounded like he had been drinking. He
was talking to her mother, sometimes in a soothing voice, sometimes shouting. Finally, he left because she heard his heavy footsteps go back up the
stairs. Sherry heard him upstairs talking and cursing. She didn't know it, but she found out later he was waiting by the door with his shotgun
waiting for her to come home from school. (He didn't know she had come home early).
The voice kept telling her she would be helped but for now she had to stay put in the closet because he would be back. And for the next few days she
stayed hidden in the closet while every few hours he came back again to talk to her dead mother. She only opened the door every so often to let some
air in quickly and then shut it again. And waited and waited, hungry, thirsty and scared out of her mind in the dark basement, for her stepfather had
turned the lights out when he had gone.
Then the voice said "He's gone...he's left in his car! You can come out now!"
And when Sherry opened the closet door she saw an Angel standing there in the darkness. The Angel was an Angel dressed in white and had wings and had
light coming out from him/her...she wasnt sure what the sex of her Angel was if any. The Angel told her "I will light your way and protect you".
He stood in the path of her fallen mother and told her not to look at her. She went up the stairs to leave the basement but the door was locked. She
tried to get it open but could not. There was a window in the basement but she couldnt get up there to escape because it was too high, so her Angel
told her to shout and bang on the high window with a broom. Then perhaps her Angel summoned a passerby, because a woman walking by heard her shouts
and investigated and looked and saw her standing down there, Sherry shouted at her what had happened, and the woman left and got help.
Sherry was rescued and her stepfather was sent to prison, but because of the trauma she had suffered, Sherry had a horrible, confused life after that
for a while until she was about 18. She was in and out of foster homes, and detention centers, she took drugs and was into a lot of men. But, she
found her way back again, she had an ephipheny from God who told her she still had many things to do and to look forward to, and she changed her
Then Sherry became sick about a year after she saved me and she went to the Dr. and it was discovered she had a brain tumor. Her husband Bob
couldn't take the stress of her illness and they separated. So, my foster mom and I were the ones she began to spend most of her time with. While
she was in the hospital even while she was still hurting and in recovery, Sherry went around the hospital in a wheelchair cheering other people up.
While she was doing that she discovered a ward full of terminally ill children. She spent a lot of time there holding their hands and just sitting
with them. That was when she noticed that a lot of them did not have any parents/family coming to visit them. She asked the nurses why? And the
nurses said that some parents just couldn't handle the sadness of knowing their children were going to die and stopped coming to see them, and had
even given up parental rights to them. Sherry decided then and there she was going to get a license for a foster home and that when she recovered
enough she was going to have a foster home for terminally ill children.
And, she did just that! She loved all her foster children with all of her heart. She said she knew they were all going to die but that didn't matter
because she was just going to love them as much as she could until God decided He needed them back. She said God wanted them back early because they
were so good and He needed them back sooner.
One little boy Pete, did so well under Sherry's care. She was told when she got him as a one year old baby that he had 'failure to thrive plus a
terminal illness' and only had a few months to live at most, but with all her T.L.C. he thrived and lived to be 6 years old (which is huge
considering his condition), and Sherry had also gotten his mother to visit him over the years so he had that love too.
I don't know...people helping people, human angels/Saints, God's angels, God...where does one end and another begin?
(gotto go again, its late will tell you the rest of Sherry #2's story later).
[edit on 12-2-2006 by DeeplyAwake]