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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Almost Halloween Story

On this day a long, long time ago, my life changed. For good I believe. Even though as that verse says,
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you."( Isa. 43:2)

As  I stand from this lookout, there were many times I look back and see the road and its twists and turns. I wanted to share this story, maybe a bit metaphysical.

In 1978 I was working in my Dad's grocery store. Since the place I worked was near to the cemetery where my Mom was living, and it was her birthday, like today. I wanted to go there and take her flowers. For some reason, now that I can't remember someone who was supposed to work had not showed up. I had asked my manager for a bit of time to run up there and visit. As so often happens, it was a day being super busy, we were short handed and I hadn't even been able to take a lunch hour.

I had decided that I didn't think I would be able to go that day. We had a lull in customers and my manager said, " Go ahead run to the cemetery and take your flowers but hurry right back." I got in my car and drove and parked next to the Rock of Ages. She is under a Mimosa tree. To my right are the mausoleums. It is a very peaceful place. The sun was still up, but starting to go down a bit. It has been completely still when I got there. I sat my flowers down and began to talk to her, you know how you do. When I felt the wind to begin blowing. I looked up and I didn't see anyone or anything, then low began a song. Not with words that I knew, but voices. I looked up and around again and I didn't see anything and I couldn't explain the song. It began to build and it was if the voices were coming from all over the graveyard.

I wanted to visit with my Mom but the voices were getting louder and the wind was blowing harder and it felt and seemed like the whole graveyard was singing a great chorus. I have never heard nor experienced anything like that before or since in my life. I turned and ran to my car, and drove back to work like a woman possessed.
The store was so busy when I got back that I just ran in and went to work. I didn't say anything to anyone about what I heard because it sounded then as I am sure it does to you, crazy.

The next day, I was back at work and when I walked in the door, my manager gave me a long searching look. He asked me, " Did you go to the cemetery last night?" " Yes, I answered, why?" He looked so long and so deeply at me, I felt kind of weird. I asked, " Why? What is wrong?" So I told him about the voices and the wind. He kept looking at me and then handed me the newspaper. There in the headlines was the story of a  the murder of a girl about my own age in the area I had been and her car was found next to the mausoleums. They had put the time of the murder close to the time I had been there.

He called the local law enforcement and they came to see me, I told them my story. You know they didn't treat me like I was crazy and they listened intently, but of course, I didn't see anything but the wind and I didn't hear anything but the voices. I was really no help. Even today, that crime has never been solved. I woke up thinking about it today. Was it real? Did I really hear that angelic chorus? The wind wasn't blowing when I got back to work. It was just a still and normal September day. I have thought, what if it had been me? Did the voices happen because it wasn't my time? I don't know.

So that is my story, as I still feel there are no accidents nor coincidences. I still wonder though, what were the voices? Has that ever happened to you?

~Kim~

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
(Deuteronomy 31:6)





16 comments:

  1. Wow! That's an interesting story, Kim. It seems like there are things like that happening and maybe we just don't pay attention. You are good at paying attention!

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  2. Wow is all I can say-I believe the Lord had angels watching over you that day. He had not fulfilled His purpose for you then. Love the leaves on your header. We may not get colors that are vibrant this year, because of all the weird weather.
    Sending you hugs.
    Noreen

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  3. I seem to remember you posting about this once. It gives me the shivers to read it again. You are probably very intuitive and have had some kind of paranormal experience.

    That young girl that was murdered could have been you. OMG.

    I have to go, lunch is served.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  4. There is no doubt in my mind, that our Heavenly Father was watching over you.

    Such a thing to have experienced!

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  5. Oh, Kim! How eerie! You left the cemetery at the right time! xo Nellie

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  6. I thoroughly believe that God was covering you with His Hand, was using the forces of nature under His command.

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  7. Kim, I have the shivers. That is incredible

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  8. maybe angels to protect you. maybe hers to welcome her home. we lowly humans will never know.

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  9. That's kind of creepy! I'm so glad you were safe, whatever the voices were. Someday you'll have to ask what that was all about!

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  10. The creepiest thing is that you said the graveyard was where your mom was living. :slightly freaked out:

    I read this to the kids, and we had a great discussion about it over dinner. They agreed it was angels.

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  11. God's ways are not our ways and it certainly seems to me that He was protecting you that day. He had plans for you and He was not ready for you to go 'home'......You probably heard the angels singing much like Paul on the road to Damascus. He was the only one who heard God's voice that day....

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  12. I like what Nancy said . I had an experience not like that but unusual when my dear father died. There are somethings we will never know til were up the Lord . You were being protected . So sad about the young woman. I love your posts they are so thoughtful.Hugs cheri

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  13. Wow ... strange story. So glad that the Father kept you safe.

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  14. Wow that truly is an amazing story. - I'm sure it's one experience you'll never forget. Who knows what went on but God was with you for sure.

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