"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly
by embracing each other."
--Luciano de Crescenzo
Life is like a a puzzle with thousands of tiny parts, fragmented pieces and some jagged edges. Sometimes the pieces fit easily and sometimes it takes more time and patience for the picture to become clear. Just like a puzzle our journeys are sometimes met with rocky roads, thorns with the roses and storms. Someday I will tell you about the park, the tornado, the sirens and me just enjoying the park with my kids...LOL ( yes later I found out that the tornado whistles are not like California noon time or fire)...well blow me over with a feather no wonder people were staring as they drove past...and yes it was windy!
As we all walk along the through the joys , sorrows, laughter and tears of our own marriages , and friendships: the pain, joy and honor , we are not alone God is with us every step of the way. Have you ever encountered an angel? A friend the Lord has put in your path to help you through, your spouse, or a real angel?
I have and am grateful. The Lord sent one to me at a time in my life many years ago when I had a lot on my shoulders and many burdens to carry . Let me introduce to you Bernie the toll booth man. Every night Bernie asked me how my kids were, how I was, had little presents when I drove through from him and his wife ( a devotional book), he would quickly ask and throw something at me once in awhile as I quickly drove through every night after work. The lonely stretch of highway every night reduced me to tears with the burden of things I was facing. Crying one night because I could and no one would see .Please understand I felt I always had to be happy as a manager for my employees, happy as a mom for my children and never let them see you cry or sweat became my mantra. Bernie saw this and after several nights and seeing an empty car seat in the back would ask me quick questions. How was I ? How were my kids? What was new? Uplifting caring questions and real concern resonated in his voice. It warmed my heart and made things seem more bearable somehow.
When the rough period of some things came to an end and I got remarried and went to move out of state I went to drive through Bernie's booth one more time to say thanks and good bye. I had my card addressed and a little gift. There was no Bernie. The next day the same. My husband finally took me to the toll plaza where you can buy a pass and we asked for him and we were told they had no one by that description . For weeks before I moved out of state I went through the tolls with my husband, by myself and friends always looking asking other toll operators and they all gave me a puzzled look and the same answer no one worked there in the tolls like that and during the hours I drove home they usually had no one and the coin basket toss.
Thank you so much for reading and meeting Bernie who I know God sent to help me through a rough time. May the Lord bless you this week and always. I am thankful and grateful for those in my life and the angels the Lord has sent .
Thanks to Iris for hosting this.
In his endless love,
Angel Mama ():)