I believe in angels. I am sure they are sent to us by God to protect us, and sometimes they are sent to us by the prayers of others. What happened last week makes me believe in angels more than ever.
Last Sunday I found a white feather on the staircase going to the third floor. We have no birds in the house. We don't have feather dusters, feather pillows, or down comforters, so there is no logical reason for that feather to have been in the house. I picked it up and said, "Thank you, Lord, for the gift of this angel" and then forgot about it.
Tuesday, Macho Man decided it was safe to take down the 2x4 supports to the form for the terrazzo, and then take down the 1 x12 boards that make up the form. You can see pictures of those here.
MM did not like the way the crew was removing the supports, so he went over to show them a safer, better way to do this. Well, it turned out to be a lesson in how not to take down supports. All of the 2 x 4's and a lot of the 1 x 12's, which were studded with long nails, fell in on top of him, completely burying him underneath. He says his first though was, "I am going to die, right here and now." Then he thought, "No, I can't do that, not now." Thank goodness he was in one of the smaller rooms.
Part of the crew started scrambling to dig him out, while others were running to the neighbors for help. The neighbors turned out in full force with blankets, wet towels, ibuprofen, and anything else they could find to bring they thought would help. These are people with little or nothing, but they will share what they have with those who have need. Not only do I classify these as angels, but they truly live their Christianity.
When my sweet little Honduran Honeybun surfaced, the score was boards = 0; Macho Man = 1 split lip, 1 goose egg on his head, and 1 cut on his hand where one of the nails brushed him. We both believe God's heavenly angels were there to cover him when the ceiling fell in, and God's earthly angels were there to get him out of what could have been a very serious situation.
Thank God for the angels, and if you are one of those who prays for us, please don't ever stop.
We are blessed
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