Today I want to tell you about a letter I received from my sister in-law Maureen. Maureen has always kept the family close through her letters. She along with my brother in-law raised four strong, generous and successful children and it was through her letters I got to know them well as distance and work did not allow for frequent visits. Her letters continue to be filled with powerful messages about her love of family and strong faith in God.

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She writes, “I am a big believer of angels. I seek help from them on a regular basis.” She goes on to say that on July 8thwhen the Thailand boys were trapped in the cave and needed a special rescue team that she called upon my William. Out of all her list of angels he was the only one qualified to help in this situation. He had the military skills, the strength, ability to swim and the compassion to help those in need. “I had never asked anything of Will before. I started crying. I then felt this huge warm physical embrace.” Later that day, the first two boys were rescued.”

Maybe it’s a coincidence? Maybe it is just nonsense? But maybe, just maybe, his presence is here just in a different form? Praying to angels is a hopeful practice. As Maureen writes, “I sense them and get strength from them.” Maureen made one more comment about my son that really made my day. In fact, it was something that had never occurred to me. She said, “You made him available.” I’m so very grateful that he is felt in so many places and that his spirit is strong, loving and active.

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The Keys clan Thanksgiving 1981

Have you written a letter today? Are you thankful and filled with love and gratitude? May those you love most this holiday season surround you, but if not get out your pen and paper and tell them how you feel. It’s the best gift ever. I love you, Maureen.

 

 

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  1. I love this Lisa. I totally believe in something bigger than us and it’s never coincidence when something like this happens.

  2. Just what I needed! Well, maybe not the tears…..but the reminder to mail my Thanksgiving cards today so they go out first thing in the morning. Thank you Will, and Maureen. And thank you, Lisa for sharing this letter. I believe in angels, too. ❤

    • I think it took great courage for my Maureen to write this letter to me. She feared making me sad too, but it did the complete opposite. We need to keep the USPS busy 🙂

  3. I believe that angels protect and guide us. Maureen definitely picked the right angel, Will, to guide these boys. Sitting down today to write a letter is a good idea❤️

    • Protection and guidance and the ability to feel helpful rather than helpless <3. You are a very good letter writer, I know!

  4. Agree 💯. Scripture tells us in the Bible in Hebrews 12:1 that we are surrender by witnesses and I believe there are angels.
    Beautiful blog. Happy Thanksgiving
    Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.

  5. I too am a big believer in Angels. They are all around us and wait for us to call on them. I never knew your amazing Will but from what I’ve grown to know about him, I have little doubt that he was there with those boys, continuing to bring blessings sight unseen. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story. Your sister-in-law is a beautiful gift. ❤️

    • Angels among us and believing in them is a blessing as is sharing our story. Grateful for those who surround us with their love.

  6. I love writing letters and sending post cards. It’s so nice to give/receive a hand written note. Every year that is what I do for presents for the most part is send out hand written cards and notes. Thanks for sharing this ❤

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