Someone’s Watching Over Me

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“I was not sure where I was going, and I could not see what I would do when I got [there]. But you saw further and clearer than I, and you opened the seas before my ship, whose track led me across the waters to a place I had never dreamed of, and which you were even then preparing to be my rescue and my shelter and my home.”
― Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain

This quote speaks volumes about the last month or so of my life.

My mom was ill almost all of February and now as she progresses in her recovery, I have a chance to look back and reflect on what really happened.

It is clear that I’ve been watched over. And a path was cleared along the way for me.

Twice last month I narrowly missed being involved in a car accident. If I’d have been seconds later or earlier I would have been hit. I was not.

One morning I was scared and worried about my mom. It was at the beginning of her illness and she was very sick. I happened to be standing at my kitchen sink, looking out the window into my side yard. A singular, enormous doe came out from behind the pine trees and began walking towards my house. She stopped right outside the window, just feet away. I froze as I met her gaze and it was as if she looked right through me. I knew at that moment that my mom was going to be ok. To me, that was a sign of Grace.

The truth is, I have had signs all along the way. People have shown up for me, my mom and my sisters. I finally began to tone down my worry when I realized all I had to do was believe. It was really that simple.

I swear God sees things coming. He sends in reinforcements, interceptions and angels. When I remember to truly Let Go, I just stand back and watch the magic unfold.

A few days after my mom was on a new floor, a rehab floor, I walked into her room and there was a sweet dear friend of mine assigned to my mom as her nurse’s aide for the day. Imagine! In a whole hospital full of people, my friend was assigned to my mother. Was this a coincidence? I think not.

When we believe and have faith, our life can be full and rich and bursting at the seams. No one said it was going to be easy. But someone’s watching over me (and you!) and all we have to do is trust.

Do you ever feel like someone is watching over you? Protecting you? Tell me about it!

Join me on my graceful journey.

12 Replies to “Someone’s Watching Over Me”

  1. I see signs everywhere, all the time. The biggest thing for me is that I always find dimes during my worst times of stress! I believe my favorite uncle (sorry other uncles!) drops them for me. I am sure it is him because I remember him giving us dimes and telling us to ‘give him a call’. My sister and I discussed this one day on the phone. She was there in PA and I am here in Texas. Jokingly, I said “Hey! Uncle Don! Phone calls are 35 cents now!” and we laughed. I turned the corner and there in the middle of the previously empty hallway, was a quarter! I was home alone, so no one could have overheard the conversation and put it there! I sometimes wish my mom would send an obvious sign, but I know she is watching over me! I am so happy that your mom is improving!

    1. Hi Cathy, I love your dimes story. I have a friend who finds pennies and they remind her of her dad. I also love that you found a quarter in the hallway….Uncle Don must be with you! I am glad my mom is improving too! God is good..xo

  2. A poignant and generous post, Joanne…and for me, truly timely. I was dreading! going into work today after three days off. I immensely dislike that I am bonded to a place to get money to barely survive, and I’ve been in a state of trust and affirmative faith toward the wonders that God has for me if I only allow it into my life. I’ve helped to bring laughter and light to those of you who visit my blog recently, and that brings me such joy…then I am brought down again with knowing that all the day will be spent like in a cage. I am usually more bright and cheerier about it, knowing God and his angels are planning the way for a brighter tomorrow for me and all who come into my life ( it is already happening), but there are some days I feel burdened with the ‘work’ of having to stretch my faith. So your beautiful post, has lifted that burden and I will know that it is God’s grace abounding through our lives to take what little I have, and multiply it with basket-fulls left over.

    I am so happy that your mother is recovering the way God intended..for a long life until we are satisfied in our days is his Love and Plan for us. And I am happy, also, that you have found solace, comfort, and grace throughout this time, learning the state of allowance. What a lesson to be learned!
    Thank you, again…I have gleaned some grace from this. May you be blessed today in rest and peace,
    Marianne xox

    1. Marianne, I read your comment twice and your words brought tears to my eyes. I can identify with being off from work and then going back, wishing only to be home or with my mother. I know there is a transition state coming next for me…I can feel it drawing near and thankfully, I am not afraid. I am ready for my faith to sustain me and bring God’s love in even closer.
      My heart sings if you found comfort in my words today. May you continue your beautiful work with your blog and all else!
      Blessings and Love, Joanne xo

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