In 2003, I lost my very best friend, Rachel, to a horrific car accident with a drunk driver. She was a very devout Christian, but not the "throw
religion down everyone's throat" kind of Christian. Her evangelism was spread through good deeds and her personal faith. (This information is
When she died, I had just seen her like 3 hours before at her brother's birthday party, and that night, I dreamed that she died and was talking to me
The next morning, I got a call from another good friend of ours saying that Rachel had been in an accident, and then was crying so hard that I
couldn't get any more information out of her. I called Rachel's mother and the pastor answered the phone. He delivered the news to me.
In the following months I saw Rachel in dreams, on street corners, and other places several times. She was there when I graduated high school, when I
joined the Navy, when I made breakfast some mornings.
In 2005, I was in a terrible car accident that should have killed me and my brother both. The last thing I remember after realizing I had no control
over my car, yelling a few profanities, and letting go of the wheel and pulling my feet off the pedals was Rachel's face, clear as day, across the
entire windshield. My brother remembers it being there too. My car was so mangled that they had the jaws of life and careflight ready to dig us out of
my car and ship us off to the hospital. My brother and I were standing on the side of the road, with only a few bumps and bruises and a sprained
shoulder between us.
I told Rachel's mother about it and she cried. She gave me a copy of a page from Rachel's diary. it was a prayer, about me, asking God that if she
dies, she requested to be my personal angel.
She has been in my life a few times after that, including the birth of my daughter- which was more complicated than it should have been- and other
times when I am just overwhelmed and she appears in my dreams.
I am a firm believer in angels, and I know that mine looks over me more than I deserve it sometimes.
Scholarship fund info
Both of those links have information about my angel, and the wonderful people surrounding and supporting her family to continue Rachel's good deeds
from her life, after her death. A bit morbid, sorry, it's close to the anniversary and I get a bit overcome with it sometimes.