Ninth Life/New Life

Comforting Angel Tracks-Jody S.

When you reach what seem to be your lowest points in life be aware that you are not alone. When you least expect it there is an angel right around the corner and sometimes they will even follow you home.

Jeff loved his family, friends and was as strong willed as he was caring. He was a fighter, but even fighters get knocked down every once in a while. With the diagnosis of cancer of the heart the doctors didn’t give Jeff much hope, but the support and encouragement of loved ones was enough for him to attempt to beat this illness.

Many treatments were attempted to eradicate the disease, but only prolonged his life for a short while. However, in that short while, he was able to do things that were so important to him and be around the people that truly loved and cared about him. He even was blessed with a grandson. He continuously fought against the cancer, but eventually it spread radically.

Toward the later stages, Jeff would sit in the reclining patio chair outside and take in his surroundings. He was the true outdoorsman type with hunting and fishing being some of his favorite ways to pass a day. Which is why it seemed so odd that a small, four-legged, furry, and snuggly creature took so lovingly to Jeff and him to it.

A cat had wandered into the yard and seemed to instinctively take right to Jeff. He did not seem to have an owner so, the family decided to “adopt” the cat. Now you would hear Jeff saying, “This cat is getting fur all over me. Darn cat.” However, the cat stayed right with him and Jeff, even with a tumor in his heart, found a special place for that cat. The relationship seemed to blossom as time was growing short.

Eventually, Jeff was admitted to the hospital with an excess of fluid on the lungs and renal complications. He was made as comfortable as possible and was surrounded by his family and friends. The next day, Jeff was called home by the Lord. However, Jeff didn’t make the journey alone. There was a very familiar angel with him that followed him home. When Jeff’s family returned home from the hospital they found out that the cat had traveled up to the highway and had been hit and killed in the busy traffic.

So when you think you are at your lowest points in life remember, there is an angel right around the corner, and if you are really special it may even follow you home.

cat walking through snow

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