This year, my husband John and I celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. We were unknowingly (I know, it’s terrible of us!) married on the Feast of the Guardian Angels—October 2nd.
When I stumbled upon this information several years later, I had to laugh.
I could just feel God winking at me saying something like: DUH! You two need all the help you can get! And He’s right. I give all the credit to our guardian angels for gently steering us back on the right path day after day after all these years.
God knows I have veered so far off at times that I have often wondered, with a grateful heart, how my guardian angel ever found me and was able to drag me out of the pit and back onto a righteous path.
I can’t wait to hug and thank that angel someday.
It’s a miracle in itself that I had the wisdom to recognize what a good husband John would make when I first met him. I didn’t exactly have a great track record of “husband material” boyfriends, but looking back, I can see other “angels” who helped to prepare my heart to recognize a good man when I saw one.
When my father left our family for another woman when I was about ten years old, I started diligently watching my friends’ parents. I would study the way they interacted, listening in on what they talked about when I was at their dinner table and looking for clues that would help me someday find my forever mate.
I was especially impressed by a dear friend’s mom and dad.
I saw them argue, I saw them hug, I saw them generally having fun together. These couples probably never knew how closely I was listening and watching, or maybe they did and thought I was a total weirdo (sorry guys!).
These couples were angels to me.
Acting as a lamp post, guiding me ever closer towards my husband. And with a nudge from my own Guardian Angel on just the right night, I was able to meet my future partner, the one I am still generally having fun with 15 years later. So cheers to my husband; you’re an angel for marrying me and never giving up on me.
And cheers to all the other angels that led me to where I am today.