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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Angels Among Us

I had a different post planned for today, but after what happened yesterday, I felt compelled to share angels with you. You'll see why in a minute.
 I made these angel cookies for Christmas
And here's why angels were on my mind yesterday. I posted this on my Facebook page yesterday:

A few months ago I saw a park ranger on the Coyote Creek Trail. I got off my bike and stopped him. I proceeded to tell him how 2-3 days a week I would ride on the Coyote trail from San Jose to Morgan Hill and when I arrived in Morgan Hill, I would call my dad and every single time he would drop everything and come and meet me at the park bench at the end of the trail. We would sit and chat and enjoy time together for a short bit and then I would get back on my bike and ride back to San Jose. After my dad died, the park bench disappeared. Before I could say anything else, the Park Ranger said: "I will do absolutely everything in my power to bring back the park bench". For a couple months I rode out there several times a week. No bench. Today it was there. In the same spot that my dad and I sat together so often. I stopped my bike and just stood there and cried. Thank you Mr. Park Ranger. It means more to me than you can imagine.



and the very kind comments from my friends:

Photo: A few months ago I saw a park ranger on the Coyote Creek Trail. I got off my bike and stopped him. I proceeded to tell him how 2-3 days a week I would ride on the coyote trail from San Jose to Morgan Hill and when I arrived in Morgan Hill, I would call my dad and every single time he would drop everything and come and meet me at the park bench at the end of the trail. We would sit and chat and enjoy time together for a short bit and then I would get back on my bike and ride back to San Jose. After my dad died, the park bench disappeared. Before I could say anything else, the Park Ranger's said: "I will do absolutely everything in my power to bring back the park bench". For a couple months I rode out there several times a week. No bench. Today it was there. In the same spot that my dad and I sat together so often. I stopped my bike and just stood there and cried. Thank you Mr. Park Ranger. It means more to me than you can imagine.
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  • Jill:  This gave me goosebumps, Cristin. What a wonderful way to start the new year!
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  • Lorraine: Oh Cristin I have such happy tears right now for you - what a beautiful gift for you in the New Year!!! So happy!!!!
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  • Anita: What a story Cristin and what an incredible way to begin the new year!
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  • Rosemary: Angels all around us...some even wear uniforms. What an incrediable, beautiful story.
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  • Jeannette: Awww Cristin, love to hear good stories like these 


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  • Gail: That's a beautiful story. Happy New Year!
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  • Heather: Such a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it, it brought tears to my eyes.
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  • Nicole: This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing something so intimate.
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  • Rosemary: You received a precious gift from your Daddy. What a blessing.
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  • Andrea: I don't have words to describe what i feel. As i was reading i couldn't stop thinking on you and your grandaughter maybe this is the time to star build memories with her through your memories with your dad. Enjoy this beautiful gift from him because i am pretty sure was your dad watching you from above Cristin  a big hug
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  • Laurie: That is absolutely beautiful, Cristin!! That park ranger needs cookies!!  Enjoy your memories!!
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  • Nikki: That is so cool! Glad they brought your bench back!
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  • Kate: Happy tears! So beautiful!
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  • Liz: that's beautiful Cristin
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  • Jean: What a beautiful story. I hope you can find the park ranger someday again.
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  • Amy: Thank you for sharing this beautiful story Cristin. Big hugs!
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  • Susan: Tears are appearing in my eyes, GREAT story!!
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  • Betsy: Wow, Cristin. SO special. Lovely beginning to this New Year. Love you. XXOO
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  • Christine: Oh Wow, what a wonderful, heartwarming story, thanks for sharing! I hope you can find that park ranger, because Laurie is right, he needs cookies 


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  • Neha: Such an incredible present frm him for the New Year... Far beyond this world he sends u the presets no one can!!
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  • Heather: Dangit. You made me cry. Been thinking a lot about my dad this morning. I so miss him. Great story Cristin. And great Park Ranger.
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  • Christine: What a wonderful story, Cristin! You totally made me cry this morning.  Great beginning to the New Year for you!
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I feel the angels around me and I hope you do too.

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2 comments:

  1. Awwwww! Tears! That's so sweet Cristin, I'm so glad you got the park bench back!

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  2. What a beautiful way to have your year start off Cristin! Thanks to the good heart of that Park Ranger, you can now sit and *visit* once again with your Dad during the break in your rides. I'm sure your Dad will be waiting for you each time and no need for a phone call. Angels know just when we need them :)

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