Do you believe in Guardian Angels?


My youngest granddaughter-July, 2012

Osiyo~

Everyone seems to be blogging about spooks and goblins for Halloween so I thought, why not share a few of my own life experiences, too? So in true form, and I mean true ghost stories, I am starting (late, my usual style) with my mother’s Guardian Angel.

I had never heard Mom mention him before the day I had to put my beloved Chihuahua, Tiny, to sleep. I had given her a chicken bone not knowing it was deadly for her. I was seven, maybe eight, and we lived in Washington state. Mom let me stay home to take Tiny to the vet to have her suffering put to an end. Actually, I had insisted on going, tears and all. I don’t remember going to the vet, what happened while we were there, or the trip back home, oddly enough. But I attribute the forgetfulness to what happened the moment I walked back inside our house when we got home.

Mom went ahead of me, unlocked, entered, and went across the living room to the kitchen. I followed slowly, tearfully. I remember not wanting to go in without my Tiny there to greet me with her little ball of enthusiasm so I lagged behind a few feet. I pushed the front door open and crossed the three foot foyer and was about to step onto the carpet when I saw ‘him’ for the first time. On each side of the door was a coat closet. From the one on the left I saw, as plain as the sunny day outside, a shadow cross in front of me. I remember looking around, expecting someone to be at the door. Nothing. I stood scared out of my wits as ‘he’ crossed the living room and I noticed that even out of the sunlight, I could still see his shadowy dark form. He was tall, wore a trench coat and a Fedora (hat). I couldn’t move. He went right into the kitchen with my mom and I just stood there, terrified. A minute later she came to the doorway and told me to come in and close the door. I was so afraid I ran to her and held on, shaking.

I want to stop here for a moment and say that ghostly apparitions are not new to me, to the women in my family. But I had never been so close to one, or in broad daylight before this day.

Mom asked what was wrong and I leaned around her to peer into the kitchen. He was gone! I get chills just writing this. I told my mom what I’d seen and… she laughed! Laughed. Gently. Not at me, but at what had me so shook up.

She sat down and told me about ‘him’. She said that early in her life he had come to her and she was used to his presence by this time. WHO? “He’s my guardian angel. Whenever something upsetting happens, he comes to comfort me.” Well, Tiny was my dog, I was the one who needed comfort. So why was he there? She told me he was looking out for me because he felt my pain! Really? He was looking out for me? That in itself disturbed me. I didn’t want a ghost haunting me! That was not comforting!

Mom explained that he wouldn’t hurt me. He just wanted me to know I was not alone. She also told me I was the only other person he’d ever revealed himself to. Wow.

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It was the first and last time I saw him until I turned eighteen. One day I was upset about something…probably boy trouble. I sat sulking in Mom’s living room (she and my dad had divorced in the years between) and I looked up and there he was, crossing the living room from the direction of my bed room to the front door. Then he was gone again. I don’t remember seeing him since that time. But I know he’s still out there watching.

How can I be sure? My middle daughter was twelve when she told me about a man outside her friend’s bedroom window one night where she was spending the night. I’m an over protective mother but when she described him to me, I relaxed.

That was the first time I repeated my mother’s guardian angel story.

Ever heard of a Puberty ghost? Ever been attacked by a white dog-like creature on a dark back road? Have you…? I have. Tune in next week for another true spook story from my real life.

Dodadagohvi~

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About Calisa Rhose

I'm a mother of three daughters, five granddaughters, and wife to a wonderfully supportive man. I began writing warm-you-to-the-bones romance as a teen, and the addiction has now morphed into a life of its own. I became a published author in May 2011! I create art and jewelry with polymer clay and beads to relax, and have a passion for sewing for fun. Check out my Tips From an Editor blog at https://painlessediting.wordpress.com/ See my art and sewing projects at http://lisasfancifulallure.wordpress.com

Posted on 10/21/2011, in family, holiday, inspirations, Life As We Know It and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. Fascinating. Wow.

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    • Now that I’m older and more in control of my reactions to life in general, I sort of miss seeing him. I would love to speak to him. 🙂 Thanks for coming by, Beth.

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  2. I believe in guardian angels, but I haven’t seen one in real life…that I know of. Looking forward to more of your stories.

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  3. Okay, now I’ve got the chills spooking me out! Can’t say I ever saw an apparition, but I know others who have. My husband was pushed on his shoulder one night, leaned forward from the thrust and turned completely white in the face. No-one was behind him, but the coldness in the room shook all four of us who saw it happen. A ghost or a guardian angel??? Not too sure, but I must say I really do like the sound of angels much better. And I firmly believe in them.

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    • Thanks for coming by Mimi! I am a firm believer in the spirit world. I have my reasons. 🙂 I’ve been pushed, too, by the way. I call that a ghost, not an angel. 🙂

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  4. Very cool! I do believe in guardian angels. I agree with Christine, it’s a sense for me. I can feel their energy. To be honest, if I saw them I think I’d faint.
    Great Blog,
    Neecy

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  5. Very wild, Calisa! Gave me shivers. But you know, I’ve seen ghosts, myself…my dad took me to this house he’d lived in as a child, said he knew there were ghosts in it, and i tell you what, just looking through the windows was enough to convince me, It made my skin crawl.

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    • I love visiting haunted houses, J.D. I think it’s fun when the otherworld communicates with us! Now if I can just take a picture of one. 🙂

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  6. Love this post! I’m a sucker for all things paranormal. And yes, I do believe. I remember once when I was little and learning to ride a bike I fell off and suddenly there was a young man next to me helping me up. All I remember was how golden he was. Very handsome, and he just seemed to glow. It was weird. I don’t know where he came from, don’t know where he went, but to this day I can still see his face so clearly. Don’t know if he was my guardian angel, but I do think he was an angel.

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  7. Creepyyyyyy!! I hate seeing things like that and I have too!

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    • I don’t always like them, but they get worse! I have some very unexplainable and scary events to share throughout the month. In fact, I may have to post two a week just to fit them into the scary month. Thanks for coming by. I’d love to hear your story!

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  8. Hi Calisa,
    Wow what a spooky story, it gave me gooses bumps, but not in a bad way. They say truth is stranger than fiction and I think that is true. Great blog.

    Regards

    Margaret

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  9. Spooky! I have seen a dark shadow slither across the floor like a moving shadow on a couple of occasions. When ever I see it, something bad happens soon afterward, The last time I saw it, a friend committed suicide. I’ve also seen a white light flicker across the floor from the corner of my eye once or twice when I was particularly worried about something. And the next day, something good happened or a resolution to the problem revealed itself.

    Real? Or imagine? I don’t know. I do have migraines. Maybe it’s just another from of photophobia without the accompanying headache. Or maybe it’s the angel of death warning of bad news and my guardian angel giving me hope for the good news to come. I can’t decide which i believe…

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    • I’m rubbing the goose bumps off my arms Lilly! Yikes. That is truly creepy! But being the fellow migraine sufferer I am, and believing otherworldly things as I do… I am inclined to go with choice A. Why chance making the unseen forces angry?

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  10. I believe in guardian angels, although I don’t have personal experience with one. My DH, though, had an on-going experience with a ghost…maybe I’ll blog about that next week!

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  11. Believe me, Diane, I didn’t feel lucky that first time! Now, I wonder where he is. Is he still here watching over me? Will one of my granddaughters be the next seeing from him? If so, which one of the four will he visit?

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  12. got chills reading this, girl! how lucky you are!

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  13. Karen Lovell

    I love the idea of guardian angels and truly believe they exist. Nice story, Calisa.

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  14. Erin Bollman

    Too cool Calisa! Love that!

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  15. Great post Calisa! I love reading about things like this and my family and I have discussions along this topic quite often. Very much looking forward to what you reveal next week!
    I do believe in guardian angels, but don’t always believe they make their appearance known, more of a feeling at times or even are revealed in other senses, like smell. If that makes sense.
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

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