From: "Lainie Monahan" <>
Subject: A Angel watching over me
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 1999 19:51:02 PST

Hi All,

Here is another experience. I have shared this in #ghosts also.

A few years ago I had cancer and had to go for therapy. After therapy I became extremely exhausted. All I wanted to do was sleep. At one point I had a burst of energy. In this burst of energy, I lit a candle and put potpourri on the stove on a slow simmer. Straighten up a bit and fell right back into my exhausted mode.

I lay down on the sofa. I have no idea how long I was asleep. The next thing I knew, I heard heavy footsteps coming down the hall, it stopped at the archway of my living room. Then I heard a male's voice saying "Lainie, get up." I opened my eyes saw the figure as a solid shadow. I answered him “In a couple of minutes.” Then in a stern voice he said, "Get up, now!" With that I opened my eyes said, “Ok,” and dragged myself up. He had disappeared.

I walked into the hall, looked down the hall, I saw the candle I had lit was at its end; the flame was shooting high. I also noticed that there was a piece a paper I must have moved near the candle. It lay dangerously closed to the flame.

I quickly went & put the candle out when I noticed another burnt odor. I went into the kitchen. The potpourri I had simmering, was burning away. All the water had evaporated.

I am totally convinced that it was my Guardian Angel that woke me up that day. He saved me from burning my home down, and who knows what else.

Hugs & Blessings,