Close to Us

There have been two or three episodes in my life that have completely reassured me of a wonderful world that can not be seen through the materialistic eye but that without a doubt, exists.

At this time, I would like to share with you something that happened to one of my daughters, but I was the person blessed with an unforgettable vision.

My oldest daughter loves to ride her 4-wheeler when she gets back from school. She is a conscious and trustworthy young woman of 16, who loves to take chances and enjoys the thrill of a ride.

On one beautiful April afternoon, while she was driving her 4-wheeler on a steep hill, she lost control of the vehicle and she was thrown off it. It all happened very fast and to this day, she still does not remember that particular event.
She lost consciousness and suffered temporary amnesia due to a concussion. We spent the rest of the day at the hospital taking x-rays and making sure she did not suffer any kind of trauma, blood clots, or broken bones.

That evening, after having had such an intense day, I was extremely tired trying to go to sleep, while at the same time I was thanking God for my daughter's well being. Then, all of a sudden, a vision of an angel appeared to me. I had my eyes closed (it was a vision within me), at that very moment, when I was almost asleep, is when I came to the realization that that specific face belonged to the one who saved my daughter. The vision remained for awhile, long enough to study it, long enough to enjoy it. I often think that if given the choice of life and death, I would gladly give my life to save either one of my daughters. It is the great love that God gives us that enable us to sacrifice all that we have for the sole purpose of love. I also believe that God sets his parameters and destiny for us, but I also believe that we have the power to change our fate by the wrong choices that we make.

I will forever carry with me the sorrow of having lost one child, for when I was 20 years old, I became pregnant of the one who is now my husband and even though we both knew we loved each other, we were sure that it wasn't the right time for us to have children. Well, I know now that we made the wrong decision, I can only call it my biggest and most selfish mistake.

The face of that angel was the face of the child I rejected and there he was, from within another place, helping us, helping the ones that he should have had as family. I know that that particular angel had to be my unjustly killed son, for he had my husband's face in a younger version, he showed a mix between my oldest daughter and my husband's younger sister in a beautiful male face.

The family traits were intensely present, and most of all, I witnessed the essence of goodness, compassion and forgiveness on that face.

I will never forget him, and I will forever miss him, for I am sure that God works in wonderful and unexpected ways. His name would have been Thomas Vincent.