Boyfriend, Katie, Emily, and
My Oldest Daughter Sarah
I would like to share our angel story with
you. I will try to make it as short as
possible. It is a truly amazing angel
story about my daughter Sarah.
My youngest daughter Katie aged 20 attempted
suicide over two years ago and on my birthday.
I was turning 46 and had planned a day out
and about, just my husband and myself. We kissed
our daughter goodbye and that was at 10:00
a.m. in the morning and she seemed perfectly
fine. Katie had no boyfriend at this time. She had had drug problems
for quite some time due to some sleep disturbances. She seemed
upbeat and we went ahead and left never dreaming
that that day would turn into a parent's worst
nightmare. At about 3:00 p.m we were sitting at a slot
machine in a local casino when a man dressed in a business
suit approached us and asked if we were Mr. and Mrs.
took out a badge and right then my knees turned to
jelly and my heart sunk when he said, "you need
to come with me...there's been an accident. We
followed him immediately to an office where he instructed
us to call the highway patrol. We were thinking
that one of our 3 daughters had been in a car accident.
I knew my youngest Katie was due to pick up her 2 year
old from the day care and I just knew it was them who
were hurt. It turns out that Katie had taken
an overdose of 50 muscle relaxers and written a note.
Our home has 3 stories. She stayed on the upper floor
and my middle daughter lived on the bottom floor. We
had gotten a new puppy and my middle daughter Emily
was getting ready to leave for work and would never
go upstairs to Katie's room for any reason as they
didn't get along. The puppy for some reason was
making a ruckus on the middle floor of the house
so she went up to find out why. When she came
upstairs she discovered Katie half naked on the floor
barely breathing. She called 911 and frantically
told them to come quickly. Our home was filled
with about 20 medical personel and police officers.
They inserted an air tube but were unable to bring
Katie back. Next they called for life flight. The helicopter
landed in the field directly across from our home and
they took her away. ; Evidently from what Katie can
remember is that she swallowed the pills and got into
her bed upstairs. Katie didn't remember coming downstairs
to the middle floor where she was found. If the puppy
hadn't have made noise, then Emily would have never
discovered Katie and she would have been dead in a
matter of minutes. That's how close she was to dying.
She was on life support for 5 days. Miraculously through
prayer and the hand of God, she made it through.
Now flash forward one year
Katie seemed to be making progress but
was still very depressed. One night in particular
she was very down. I talked to her for about
3 hours until I felt she was okay and it was about
3:00 a.m. I tucked her in on the couch and kissed
her goodnight. Well, about 30 minutes later,
she got up, got into her car and left unbeknown to
me. We live in a very rural wooded area and she
drove down to a bridge that was out in the middle of
nowhere. She climbed up onto the second wrung
of the metal bridge with her headphones on playing
her ipod gazing down into the water. She said
it was pitch black. Now it was about 4:00 in
the morning. Katie was standing there when all
of the sudden she felt a hand on her shoulder, she
spun around and jumped down scared out of her wits.
There stood a young man. (A
true angel so it turns out.) She described him
as being about 25 or 26 years old, with scraggly blonde
hair to his shoulders. He was wearing a white button
up dress shirt and cream-colored pants and very white
tennis shoes. She said he flung his hands up in the
air and said, "It's
cool, it's cool. I
just want you to get down off the bridge." Katie
said his demeanor put her at ease immediately. She
said he told her his name was Tom. She asked
him what he was doing out there so late and he responded
by saying, "what are you doing out here so late?" He
had no car there and said he had been walking but he
didn't have a spot of dirt on him.
They talked for quite a bit
and she said he was soft spoken and listened intently
to every word she said. At one point he pointed at
her ipod and looked at it strangely and asked, "Are
you listening to music on that?" She said...."Yes" She
thought that was odd like he hadn't ever seen one. Well
the conversation lead into him stating that he once
lived in our town. He said he had been in the
army and then mentioned some of the people he used
to run around with. My oldest daughter Sarah
had an old boyfriend named Jamie and he mentioned him
and also said he knew our oldest daughter Sarah also. Katie
realized that she needed to go and asked him if he
needed a ride. He said yes so they both got into
her car and took off. They drove by our house
and she pointed at it and said, "that's where
I live." She then asked him, "well,
where would you like me to drop you off at and he said, "Home". So
she continued driving towards town. About half
way to town he said, "You can drop me off at the
Freeman cemetery" She said, Right there
she got very scared and the hairs rose up on the back
of her neck. The cemetery is located on the opposite
side of town and is on the outskirts of town, and then
she thought he was going to kill her or something." She
pulled into the cemetery and he said, "Now turn
left and she pulled in between 2 rock pillars and he
said, "This is fine" and then he got out
and walked toward the middle of the cemetery. She
said she looked down at the gear shift and put it into
reverse and then looked back up and he was gone. Right
then she said is when she knew something strange had
taken place and burst into tears and freaked out of
her mind. The next morning she told me
the story and I was really mad that she had picked
up a total stranger. I was determined to
find out just who this guy was, so I called my oldest
daughter Sarah. I asked her if she knew a guy
named Tom that her and Jamie had run around with and
described him to her. Immediately my oldest daughter Sarah's voice changed
and she said very slowly, "Mom, the only guy I
ever knew that we ran around with the name Tom...
is dead. I then asked her, "where is he buried?" She
said...."The Freeman Cemetery!!!!!!" She
told me that he had passed away when she was about
13 and had went to his funeral. He died in the
shower from a heart attack in 94. She said he was much
older than them and when he died was approximately
23 or 24 years old. He had had the flu and the
virus had attacked his heart. Katie would have
been 8 years old when he died and never knew or saw
this person. The next morning, I got Katie into
the car and we drove to the cemetery. She got
out on the passenger side and said, "I'm going
to walk in the direction that I saw him walking" I
got out on the driver's side and started searching
the headstones for his name. The next thing I
heard was Katie screaming and she fell to her knees.
I ran over to her and there it was...his headstone.
I questioned her about their conversation and she said, "he
didn't really say anything profound to me" I
said, "Did he tell you to get off the bridge?" She
said, "Yes." I told her that maybe
something would have happened to her if she hadn't.
Later on my older sister's boyfriend talked to her.
He is a police detective/interrogator for 22 years.
He believes strongly that she was telling the absolute
truth. He told me later that he believes she
had an encounter with her guardian angel. If
Tom had told her to drop him off at a certain house
in town, no one would have thought a thing about it.
Then later on, Katie found something very strange in
her car. It was a cooly cup shaped like a bass fish.
She couldn't figure out who had left it there. Later
Sarah told her that her old boyfriend had carried
one of those particular cups with him all the time.
Today Katie is doing 100% better. She is free
from drugs and the inner demons. She got married and
is very happy and never returned alone to that bridge
Sincerely, A grateful Mom.
This angel story about boyfriends,
Katie, Emily, and my oldest daughter Sarah, was
sent in by super mom.