My Angel

Eight months ago as I was leaving work and walking to my car.  The parking lot is located across the street.  There are two ways to get there, either crossing the street or going underneath through a tunnel which leads you to the parking lot.  I always took the tunnel as it was safest.  This one day  I started to walk towards the tunnel as usual when something told me to just cross the street. I thought it was weird that "I" would be telling myself this but did it anyways.  I was crossing at the light and there were no cars in site.  I could see headlights but they were really far off.  The light was not for me but I crossed anyways.  I ran across, "just in case".  As I made it halfway across I stopped and looked for cars.  Still they were way off so I began to run again when all of a sudden I felt like I ran into a moving train.
I was struck by a car.  It felt as though I literally ran into a wall as hard as I could.  My first thought was, "I don't believe this, I'm actually being hit by a car".  My next thought was of my 18 year old son.  I have always  been a single mom so my son and I are extremly close.  I thought "oh god, I can't leave him".  This was all within about 3-4 seconds.  The next thing I knew I was falling to the ground.  It was as if it were in slow motion.  I remember it felt that way and thinking oh god, please no.  As soon as I finished that thought, I felt someone put their arm's around my waist as if soften my fall and literally felt someone lift my chin up.  My face did not touch the ground at all.  I fell to my knees.  Before I hit the ground in slow motion I watched my tennis shoe come off of my foot and fly in the air into the bushes.  I though I was going to die.  As I fell to my knees, I paused for a moment and thought "I'm still alive".  I looked for cars and there were none coming so I quickly got up grabbed my stuff that fell out of my purse and limped to the sidewalk.  A woman going down some stairs heard impact of the car hit me and ran back up the stairs to see if I was okay.  She brought me my tennis shoe and she kept asking me if I was okay.  I told her I was okay.  I looked at my hands and they were bleeding, a toenail was ripped off my toe,my knee was about the size of a grapefruit as well as my ankle.  The woman who hit me FINALLY pulled over.  I always believed she was going to take off but decided to pull over when she saw in her mirror the woman talking to me, maybe thinking she was a witness and got her plates.  She still was going to leave but I told her I needed her name and number.  Thank god she was honest.  I ended up driving myself home as I had stayed at work later than usual and didn't want my son to worry, so I drove myself home.  I tried to call him on the way home on my cell, and as luck would have it, my battery died!  As I drove home I thought aboout what had happened and it hit me.  It had to be an angel that put his arms around my waist and lifted my chin up!  There is no other explanation.  This is the real miracle.  I sobbed all the way home.  You see, had I been ONE single step ahead of myself this car would have hit me from my side, I would have went flying in the air only to land where I did.  Praise god there were NO cars coming!!  Had there been any cars, when I fell to my knees they would have ran me over and killed me.  I went to the E.R. and had no fractures whatsoever!  Alot of really bad sprains but no broken bones.  This street I was hit on is an extremly busy street.  How could there have been no cars?  Every day at that time it is always very, very busy.  When I returned to work I was told by several people that many people have been struck at that same exact intersection and died.  I was told I have been the only one to live and tell about it!  I have no doubts in my mind that I was touched by an angel that evening.  I think about it and it brings a smile to my face.  Who would have ever thought being hit by a car would bring a smile to your face?  It's not being hit that does it, it was all the things that happened and didn't happen that brings a smile to my face.  No one can ever tell me someone wasn't watching out for me that day!
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