Angels, my horse, and my Dad...long, but worth it.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by amystours, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. amystours

    amystours Songster

    Feb 23, 2008
    Alexandria, Louisiana
    Y'all all know I recently lost my horse. What I didn't tell y'all was that my Dad was having lots of trouble. He would wake up in the morning, and his foot just wouldn't "work" right, but by the afternoon, he was okay. One morning, he went to scratch his nose and hit his ear. We were thinking it may be a stroke.

    He went and got an MRI and ultrasound of the carotid artery. Artery was clear, but MRI showed a spot on the brain, so they made severe adjustments to his meds (bad diabetic), and are doing follow ups. Tech said it was great that Mom made him go in, cause this could have caused a horrible stroke.

    Then Mom sent me an email yesterday with an attachment. She said she thought about Dad and Dusty (my horse). It gave me chills to the bone, thought y'all would really enjoy reading it, and it might apply to some of y'all...

    "Two Travelling Angels"

    Two traveling angels stopped to spend the
    night in the home of a wealthy family.
    The family was rude and refused
    to let the angels stay in the
    mansion's guest room.
    Instead the angels were given
    a space in the cold basement.
    As they made their bedroom
    the hard floor,
    the older angel saw a
    hole in the wall and repaired it.
    When the younger angel asked why,
    the older angel replied....
    "Things aren't always what they seem."
    The next night the pair came to rest
    at the house of a very poor,
    but very hospitable
    farmer and his wife.
    After sharing what little food they had,
    the couple let the angels sleep
    in their bed where they could
    have a good nights' rest.
    When the sun came up the next morning
    the angels found the farmer
    and his wife in tears.
    Their only cow,
    whose milk had been their
    sole income, lay dead in the field.
    The younger angel was infuriated and
    asked the older angel
    "how could you have let this happen!?
    The first man had everything,
    yet you helped him," she accused.
    "The second family had so little, but
    was willing to share everything, and you let
    their cow die."
    "Things aren't always what they seem,"
    the older angel replied.
    "When we stayed in the basement
    of the mansion,
    I noticed there was gold stored
    in that hole in the wall.
    Since the owner was
    so obsessed with greed and unwilling
    to share his good fortune,
    I sealed the wall so he wouldn't find it.
    Then last night as we slept
    in the farmers bed,
    the angel of death came for his wife.
    I gave her the cow instead.
    "Things aren't always what they seem. "
    Sometimes this is exactly
    what happens when things
    don't turn out the way you
    think they should.
    If you have faith,
    you just need to trust that
    every outcome is always
    to your advantage.
    You might not know it until some time later.

    "Things aren't always what they seem."
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    That was so nice. Now I'm crying. [​IMG]
  3. drafthorse39

    drafthorse39 Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Baltimore, MD
    ........ [​IMG] whoa
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    I have read that before...and wow, it still gives me goose bumps!!
  5. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    That was nice. THanks for sharing that.
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Tell your mom thanks and [​IMG] for sharing that with us through you.
  7. amystours

    amystours Songster

    Feb 23, 2008
    Alexandria, Louisiana
    Yeah, it really chilled me to the bone, too. Made me feel a little funny about being so upset about my horse when it could have just as easily been Dad.

    I thought it was beautiful, and figured more people needed to see this. I've never seen it before, but I'm sure lots of y'all have.

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