Paranormal Story Archives
June 2002 Page 8
Mother, the Angel
by Glenda R.
My first child was born four months after my mother died. I was married in my home town in Texas and started a family immediately. I began to notice my husband was very unstable and couldn't keep a job long enough to lay down roots, but being from a very religious family, I stayed with him and "did the right thing." Within two years, we moved to the city of Detroit, Mich. so that he could pursue a career in his father's business. Like everything else, that lasted only a short time. We struggled financially, moved from one run-down rental to another, depending on the church for many things we needed just to survive. It was totally humiliating!
After five years our second daughter was born, and by that time I could tell my life was not going to improve unless I got out and made it happen. She was three when I made the painful decision to go back and start a permanent career, never to look back. This was one of the most serious decisions I had to make. I knew deep inside that I was making a major shift in my life from being a "submissive" wife to tough career woman, willing to do whatever it took to establish myself and provide a home for my children. I started going on interviews. My confidence was low, my experience sparse since being able to do only freelance work while raising two children. But one day, feeling very hopeful, I went on an interview and for some reason the job seemed like answered prayer. It was perfect for me, and I was down to my last ounce of hope for getting hired.
Then the call came, I was turned down! I remember almost collapsing in my front room on the couch from exhaustion, disappointment and hopelessness. I didn't understand why my life had to be so hard, so painful and "why didn't I get the job?" In my spirit, I must have been crying out for my mother like a small child because I know she came and sat down beside me. She put her (spiritual) arm around my shoulders, and a said, "Glenda, you don't belong there! You'll find the right job for you!" Although there were no words spoken, the message was loud and clear, and I was filled with such hope and calm and peace.
Now, 15 years later, I am well-established, successful and able to give my children a good home and a mother's undying love. I remember that day like it was yesterday! Thank you, Mom! I know you're there when I need you!
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