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Angels in Disguise

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.

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Kristen Hamill

Kristen Hamill teaches Natural Family Planning in Colorado with her husband, John. In addition to raising their four young children and working part time in a tearoom, Kristen teaches Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and is an avid runner, skier and healthy living enthusiast.

2 thoughts on “Angels in Disguise”

  1. This made me cry. My children’s father left us a few years ago, and I see and hear them study their friends’ parents ❤️ Beautiful post!


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