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Tomatoes To The Rescue
ISTOOD IN MY father’s garden one late summer evening, watching my three toddlers dig in the dirt with toy bulldozers as the last of the sunlight began to wane. I had driven up to my parents’ house that afternoon in a fit of desperation. My husband wa
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Lost & Found
MY HUSBAND AND I were out to dinner when I saw them. They were older now than they’d been in the pictures, but it was definitely the same people. I grabbed my husband’s arm. “That’s them,” I said. “The happy couple.” Six months earlier we’d found an
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Me and the Old Oak Tree
‘‘I BET IF I CLIMBED to the top of this old oak, I could see forever,” I said, looking up into the branches. Climbing trees was a rite of passage in the mountains of East Tennessee, where we lived. At 10, I’d climbed all the apple trees in the area,
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Riptide Look-alikes
WITH MY HUSBAND away on a business trip, I planned to spend a quiet weekend at home. But when my friend Chickie and her husband, Dom, invited me to join them for an afternoon at the beach, I was tempted. “I had an asthma attack yesterday, and it real
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A Pilot’s Reckoning
I LEANED FORWARD in my pilot’s seat, straining to see any sign of the skies clearing in the distance. But there was nothing. I’d been flying my Cessna single-engine plane through thick dark clouds for more than an hour, across the length of Pennsylva
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Earning Their Wings
KATIE PRIOR, NEW YORK, NEW YORK I started playing the trumpet as a fourth grader. My great-grandfather, an Army veteran who served in World War II, was in hospice care, and I hoped to play taps at his funeral. But he passed away before I learned the
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Destination Angels
You don’t have to be sitting in a lounge chair under a beach umbrella, sipping a cool drink. Just summon up the sound of the surf, the warmth of the sun, the smell of the ocean air, and let angels transport you to everybody’s favorite vacation spot.
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Letters & Messages
I recently took up painting, after my husband passed away. With our children grown and no longer living at home, I needed something to fill the hole of sadness. I was surprised to find that I was a pretty good painter. So far, I’ve finished 64 pieces
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Heaven’s Music
I SAT NEXT TO TESSA’S hospital bed, listening to the wall clock tick behind me. My 18-month-old daughter had been diagnosed with leukemia and would need to undergo a rigorous two-and-a-half-year treatment plan. It was the middle of the night in the d
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Angels On Earth
Editor-in-Chief Colleen Hughes Creative Director Kayo Der Sarkissian Staff Editor Meg Belviso Copy Editor and Production Coordinator Steve Levine Editorial Assistant Alexandra Chipkin Administrative Assistant Corlette L. Ruffin Senior Contributing Ed
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Promise of the Asian Pear Tree
I STEERED MY pickup down the long drive and out the front gate of the farmhouse. I watched in the rearview mirror as the house—and my dreams with it—faded from view. In the bed of the pickup was most of what I owned. I was moving. Running away from a
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On A Wing And A Prayer
Kids. they can squabble like nobody’s business. And I had five of them! As soon as I put the key in the ignition of my old red Dodge, the whole bunch started up. “Mom, Noah’s touching me.” “Mom, tell Jesse to be quiet!” “Mom! Mo-o-o-om!” It was like
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Angel Sightings
MY SISTER AND I both live near the water—I’m on the east side of Ohio’s Pymatuning Lake; she’s in the northern neck of Virginia, along the Chesapeake Bay. I like to sit by the water to read my morning devotionals at sunrise, and I often send pictures
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Someone’s In The Kitchen
MY HUSBAND, JOHN, and I moved to Rhode Island shortly after we got married. Rhode Island offered tons of fresh seafood, but so much of it was fried. I wanted a healthier option. Enter baked lemon cod, which has become a staple in our household. Here’
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Kids & Angels
My 21-year-old son, Noah, has autism, and he struggled with change in his routine when he was younger, especially if the change was unexpected. For example, when he was 10 years old we spent weeks preparing him for a visit to family friends a few hou
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Only Human?
I NEEDED A VACATION. At age 45, I was an unemployed single woman, recovering from major surgery. I’d gained weight and felt drained—physically and emotionally. So I decided to take a trip to one of my favorite places, the quaint town of Plymouth, Mas
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Dolphins!
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama, was the site of so many happy memories for my family. For 20 years my parents rented a condo on the beach for one week in August. But this year was different. It was our first trip without Mom. “I’m glad we came,” my sister sai
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He Makes Winds His Messengers
I LAY IN BED, my face buried in the pillow to muffle thesound of my sobs so I didn’t wake my husband. My cousin, Rose Marie, had died recently. The brain cancer she’d beaten as a teenager had returned, and despite the doctors’ best efforts, they were
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Down To Earth
I look forward to holding this issue in my hands—when it’s delivered to my mailbox. It’s the first Angels on Earth issue our staff has put together while we’re all working from home. For now, I can only see it as a PDF on my MacBook Air. I can’t wait
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I Married A Volunteer Firefighter
“WHAT NOW?” I said to my fiancé, Jeremy. Six weeks before our wedding we discovered that the quaint lake cabin we’d chosen for the ceremony was suddenly unavailable. The cabin where Jeremy had proposed to me five years earlier. The cabin that was fre
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After Life
THE HOUSE MARV and I had called our home was deathly silent as I moved aimlessly from room to room. Our three grown children had gone back to their lives. The same with my friends. Five days after the funeral there was only me, alone with my thoughts
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Counselor of Chippewa Cabin
I STARED AT the unpacked suitcase. I’d gone to the same summer camp in Wisconsin since I was little, and I was set to return for my first year as an actual counselor. Counting down the last days of school before summer break, I was bursting with exci
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The Collector
I TIDIED UP the living room, expecting a visit from my daughter Esther and six-year-old granddaughter, Grace. Esther was going through a fierce divorce battle, and it was a terrible time for all of us. Deep in my heart rested an additional anguish: O
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My Friend, King
Times were tough for my family that summer of 1928. My father was without work. But the morning sun was warm in our yard, and I pushed tin cans around in the dirt like trucks. What else could a nine-year-old do? Nothing that would make a difference,
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Lost & Found
I’D SEARCHED EVERYWHERE for my pink flash drive. Under couch cushions. Inside pants pockets. I even called all the stores where I’d run errands that day. My flash drive was gone, and with it the inspirational stories I loved to write. “The flash driv
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The Angel And The Fisherman
NOBODY WAS ON the beach before dawn in Brigantine, New Jersey. The shore was completely desolate. Maybe that’s what had drawn me. My life was just as desolate. Six months earlier, in June, I’d been on my boat, the Furthermore, trying to make good tim
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Homemade JAM
EVER SINCE MY son Mark’s wedding, I wondered where I fit into his new life. His bride, Aarika, and I were fond of each other, but we were family now. I wanted to bring something special into her life, something only I could bring. I just couldn’t ima
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Someone’s In The Kitchen
My husband, Myron, and I met midway through my aero space engineering degree at MIT. Myron was a rocket propulsion engineer while I was completing an internship. Shortly after graduation we married. Before we could blink, Myron Jr. was on the way, an
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Down To Earth
THIS WILL BE my first Father’s Day without my own father to celebrate on this earth. But I have so much more than memories to celebrate. I’ve watched many of my office mates lose a parent, a few in the weeks just before my daddy died from dementia th
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Four for Dad
I DROVE TO THE hospital, knowing that today might be the last day I’d spend with my father on this earth. He was my rock, my strength, even while he grew weaker. How could I tell him goodbye? We knew that dad’s gall bladder surgery was risky at the a
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