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Whisper Of An Angel

Barbara experienced a miraculous answer of prayer of safekeeping for her mother, who – unbeknownst to Barbara – was in imminent danger.

By Barbara Green, Travelers Rest, South Carolina, Augustl 2012,

Mom was in great shape for 76, but still I worried. She’d lived with my brother for years, and I was grateful I could rely on him to watch over her. Knowing he was right there for her put my mind at ease. Then he went on vacation.

“I’m fine,” Mom said when I called her that first day from work. “It’s actually nice having the place all to myself.” No matter how confident and comfortable Mom sounded, I couldn’t stop thinking of all the things that could go wrong. What if she caught a chill? Or got locked out? Or fell?

Then there was her health. What if she forgot to take her blood pressure medicine? Or the insulin for her diabetes?

I dropped by to check on her on my way home. “You’re fussing,” Mom said as I double-checked that the windows were all locked.

“It’s better to be safe than sorry,” I said.

“I’m okay,” Mom said. “Go home and rest.”

I made my rounds throughout the house, alert to anything that might cause Mom a problem. Finally I made sure there was orange juice in the fridge. Mom would need it if she detected a drop in her blood sugar.

“There’s plenty,” she insisted. “You’re worrying too much.”

I bent down to give her a kiss. “All right, Mom,” I said. “I’m working late tomorrow night, but I’ll come by early the next morning.”

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