Sunday, December 13, 2009

Guardian Angels

I've known for many years that I have a special group of Guardian Angels in place taking care of my family and I. I've always joked that I hoped God was paying them overtime for the extra hours they work to keep us all safe.

I've been blessed with my amazing husband, Kent...we've been married for 33 years and he has always worked hard to provide for all of us. While teaching a class at Honeyrun Quilters on Friday I received a message from the store that my husband called and had taken a bad fall off of a ladder while installing a cabinet job and couldn't get up...could I come to help? This is when you see everything pass before your eyes. Luckily three of my students were nurses and two of them came to help. There are a million things that run through your mind when you see your husband being packaged up and taken away in an ambulance...but it's the prayers of those close to you and those that you are saying yourself that provide the comfort.

Some people would consider this a bad day...I consider it one of the luckiest days of our lives. Kent took a very nasty fall off of the ladder and miraculously missed his spine by an internal damage to his spleen and kidney...he can walk, he can continue to work in his passion of woodworking...he is still with us. God's Blessings.

I am very private in my faith...I live my life and teach my classes knowing that I am here for a reason and I make the most of every single day. I wanted to share my story with all of you so that during this holiday season you too could be thankful for the blessings in your lives. I am very thankful for my family, my students, and all of you...and I am VERY thankful for the Guardian Angels, both spiritual and those physically here with me, for taking such good care of us.

Hugs, Cindy


Karen Azevedo said...

Cindy - Thank the heavens for your guardian angels! I, too, know they exist as I've been touched by them. May you and your family have a Merry Christmas.

Brandie said...

Oh Cindy, I'm so glad to hear your Husband is fine. I would have been a basket case. I'm glad you had Guardian Angels around that day. Have a wonderful Christmas, and I will be sure to always be Thankful. Brandie

Ricci said...

Cindy, you have given me so much to think about and to be grateful for. I'm so happy Kent will be OK. I held my breath while I was reading your blog. Have a very Merry Christmas, dear friend. You are definately blessed. Ricci

Library Gal Quilts said...

Cindy, I am so glad that Kent is getting better. I can't imagine all that happened that day in a split second. That is how life is though. A split second good or bad... We were in shock about it and realized how close he came to having a tragedy right in our house. I know he was in pain the whole time he finished up and I felt so bad. I can't tell you how wonderful it was that Kent organized those plywood countertops when the real ones fell through and even went the extra mile to have a sink put in for us. Because of him we had a kitchen for Christmas. He is a great person. We are so happy to have his beautiful workmanship in our home! You are both so talented and fun. I am so glad you have each other. Our love and wishes for a wonderful new year for all of you, xoxo Pam