Friday, August 27, 2010


What a glorious party we are having today!!!!!!  I so appreciate Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound for featuring this heart warming story for all of us be a part of.

I am dedicating the story I bring to you today to Colette Gauthier who is suffering from cancer but now has a beautiful room to recover in.  Thanks to Kelee @ PLEASE go over and see the fantastic makeover.  Also make sure you visit to see the article in the magazine.



From the Message Bible

"Watch out that you don't treat a single one of these childlike believers arrogantly.  You realize, don't you, that their PERSONAL ANGELS are constantly in touch with my Father in heaven?"

Yes, I certainly believe that we ALL have a personal angel in our  lives today.

My Son-in-law Jeff went to college and made close friends for life.  When my daughter  Andi and Jeff got married one of these friends Darin was the best man.

About four years ago Darin developed colon cancer at the age of 37--he spent many hours on treatment--in and out of remission.  Darin waited to get married and have children. And at the time his little boy was a toddler. 

A few months ago Darin lost his earthly battle and went to be with Jesus.  The last week of his life he was in Hospice House and my children went to see him.  Because they had no babysitter our granddaughters went along and waited in the waiting room

Sophie who is 8 years old (Who was healed of Cystic Fibrosis two years ago)  said this to her parents as they were entering the building:


My daughter was able later to relate this story to Darin's mother, wife and siblings.  What a comfort this was for them.  God chooses to use people in our lives to comfort us when we need it the most.

This is a picture of Darin's memorial book--this was taken when he was in one of his remission periods.  We was loving life and went to the top of a mountain to declare it.

Hopefully this story touches you all and reminds you that we do have angels who watch over us.



someplace in thyme said...

Ann, you have brought me to tears. You have given us all such a wonderful post and tribute to a perfect family. I have always believed in angels and you certainly have them around you. Such sadness and sorrow, but such love and support. Happy Pink Saturday my friend, and Happy Miracle Saturday too, Char
We are all blessed, we just need to open our hearts and let it all in.

Tobi Britton* said...

Oh Ann,
Yes, angels ARE everywhere! Your post reminded me of the story of the little boy who kept bugging his parents that he HAD TO talk to his new baby brother as soon as he was born!!! When the baby was born, the parents left him alone with his brother. They listened at the door and heard the little boy ask his brother: "Can you tell me what God looks like... cause I forgot"!
Have a blessed Pink Saturday sweet friend!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Roberta said...

So your post and I believe we have guardian angels watching over us and all's we have to do is request benevolent outcomes and they will be there. So happy to be part of the Makeover Miracle be sure to hop on over Sista and leave the all the comments you can. Let me know if you would like to be in my giveaway as well.
Fondly, Roberta

Annesphamily said...

Oh Ann this story was so beautiful. I am very honored to know you. I know Darin is sharing in our Fathers grace in heaven free of earthly pain and suffering, thank you for sharing. That sweet like grandgirl tells it like it is! Out of the mouths of babes! Incredibly beautiful! Anne

Jacalyn @ said...

Ah yes Ann I do believe angels are watching over us! What a great reminder!


LV said...

Ann, another touching and heartbreaking story. Life is never easy and hard to understand. If we all could just have the faith of a child, how blessed we would be.

Kelee Katillac said...


I am ore covered in God-bumps than ever!!!! The angels at the hospice... kids see them...they don't have the barriers we do!

At the hospice when meme passed, she was looking at them. The nurses said people told them they saw them there all of the time.

Thank-you for this inspired story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so happy you are on The Miracle Team.

love, kelee

Suzie Button said...

Ann, what an inspiring story you shared! It brought tears to my eyes. How touching are the angels all around us! Suzie

The Paint Splash said...

Ann, To hear this story again brings me to tears.. God is so wonderful even in the hard times of life. I love you too sis. I only wish we lived closer. Debbie

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

What a wonderful inspiring post! Yes, without a doubt, we all have angels with us. It is comforting to know they are there!

Happy Miracle Weekend!

Erin said...

Thank you for your beautiful and inspiring post. Yes, we do have Angles all around us and you are truly a Blog Angel for sharing your story and participating in the Miracle Makeover weekend.

God Bless You and Your Family,

sissie said...

Hello Ann,
Your story touches my heart and I thank you so much for sharing. I also appreciate you coming over to my blog and leaving such a sweet comment regarding my son's miracle.


bj said...

I have cried so much today, reading about all the angels and miracles that happen every single day...Thank you for sharing your story. I have no doubts whatsoever that angels are all around us.
Won't you please come rejoice with me at my miracles.?
xo bj

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Dear Ann, what a beautiful and inspiring post you have shared today! Thanks for opening your heart to us all. Thanks also for your sweet comments when you visited me ~ please visit again soon!

Angels ARE among us and God is so Good!


Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

suesueb said...

This is a beautiful story and yes, I do believe children see the angels around us. How wonderful that she could share that with Darin's family and give them comfort! Happy pink week!!

Lisa McDonald said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I'm glad we could all come together to celebrate.

She'sSewPretty said...

What a wonderful story!! Thank you for sharing!

Nelly said...

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xinex said...

Your story is giving me goose bumps. I know Darin is in heaven. I had a baby who died when he was 8 days old and the only time I was relieved was after I dreamt about him laughing so hard while Jesus was playing with him. I believe in angels and my baby is one of them now.....Christine

That shabby Pink Girl said...

This story really brought me to tears, Darin is the same age as my Son. I am so sorry for your loss, and now he is in Heaven and safe from pain. Blessings to all of you that love him.

marian elizabeth

pinkkandy said...

Loved your post...thanks for stopping by Pink Sugar Castle...where at in Kansas do you live? I live in Ulysses....near dodge city 1 and a half hrs from ...
Bless you today

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

It is so hard to see a great fight by someone with cancer and then lose them, but If they have a wonderful place to go, and we know they do, in time our hearts will heal. Sometimes I wonder if the fight is won even if they pass on. I was taught early in nursing school there is not always a cure, but there is always a healing. Blessing.

NicNacManiac said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderfully inspirational journey with us! We are so fortunate to see the world through the eyes of children and I think it often times makes things alot clearer!
Blessings, Peace and Love xOxO Nerina

Lisa said...

My little sister went with my mom to stay with my grandmother when she died. Carson was only 2 and was told Memommy went to live with Jesus. For many years to come she asked to go back to the hospital and visit with Jesus! She also had long conversations with God as a child. It was always helped my mom to see her little one so close to him! This was a lovely post thank you so much for sharing!
Hugs, Lisa

luluslovlies said...

Ann, Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful story of another life touched by cancer, I lost my best girlfriend in 1999 to cancer and she waged a real battle and I know she is in heaven and one of my many angels along with my husband my favorite of angels. I have lost sooooo many people to cancer including her that I had to share my story of a different struggle just so you all would have a few smiles amongst the tears and it was to difficult to choose which persons to share. We all have struggles of a different nature and many ups and downs so can appreciate the beautiful gift of life we have been given. Blessings to you. Heartful Hugs, marilou

Jeanne said...

Hello Ann, your story of Darin is very sad. The good thing is it gives us the wonderful message of angels in our lives. I love the photo with the angel. Your story touched my heart. It sure makes one realize how we are blessed.

Thank you for your kind comment about our daughter. It truly was hard to write about it. She suffers with pain in her legs to this day. She still carries on with her nursing no matter what. We are so proud of her.

Thank you for sharing Darin's story. I am sure he has a special place in Heaven.

Blessings to you, Jeanne

Jillian said...

Wow, what a special gift for his family to receive...hearing about the angels. It is amazing what God can do....but really it shouldn't be that hard to believe. He is the ALpha and the Omega!

Great story for PS Miracle Makeover.

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Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Ann, What a beautiful story. That little Sophie was right!!! My dad, who was a military man, had an angelic visitation when he was very sick and soon after that he went home to Jesus! He was so overcome with peace and joy it was unspeakable to him. He just didn't have words to describe the joy this being transmitted to him.
Thanks for this wonderful reminder from Matthew.

Shirl said...

Hello, I'm still making my Pink Saturday visits. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment.
Your miracle post was beautiful.
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Dogmom Diva said...

Ann, beautiful story and I do believe in Angels, sometimes it's the little ones who can see them though, but I know they do exist..thank you for sharing:)
Thanks also for stopping by, always appreciated!


Incipient Wings said...

this is a beautiful story!made me cry!
have a great night.

Natasha said...

I so agree with you-angels are everywhere! This was a very poignant post. Thanks so much for sharing this story about miracles and hope.

I have a quote on my sidebar about angels that you might like:
"Children often have imaginary playmates...half of them are really their guardian angels."

Blessings and best wishes,

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Ann. Thank you for making Pink Saturday special, and for taking part in this day of celebration and thanks.

There truly are miracles going on all around us every day. We just have to open our hearts in acceptance.

Thank you for sharing this with us. I am weeping at the heavenly angels witnessed by your sweet girl. I will always remember this.

I'm still hoping to reach my goal of 200 comments by midnight tonight.

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Ann, what a beautiful story to share. Thank you.

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