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Saviour In The Storm

 

This happened to me this morning as I was walking to work, so I'm still puzzling it out.

First off, I wasn't feeling that great and it was raining. It was also very dark out. 5:30 in the morning, the sun is still sleeping, and there is very little traffic. In fact I hardly see anyone out that early, let alone when it's raining. I took my umbrella and began the mile hike in to work, trying to dodge the worse of the puddles.

The wind began picking up and playing tug of war with the umbrella. There was a very loud clap of thunder and a crack of lightening, which evidently knocked out the power as the street lights and surrounding buildings all went black, and to make matters worse it began to really pour. Personally, I love storms, but this morning it was a bloody nuisance, I was getting soaked to the skin any where my coat didn't cover and visibility was almost nil. I couldn't hear anything over the storm, and I was straining to see through the sheets of rain for any traffic, as I've no urge to become a hood ornament.

That early drivers aren't expecting pedestrians. I stopped at an intersection and looked both ways, but as I began to step off the curb, I was roughly pulled back. That's the only way I can describe it. It felt exactly as if someone had grabbed me from behind and pulled me back! At that exact moment a car backed out of a driveway a bit too fast and hit the curb where I would have been standing. I let out a screech and hit the trunk of the car with both hands, startling the driver, who jumping out cried "Dios mio! No le vi!" (My God! I didn't see you!) I looked about but saw no one else around. After the driver made sure I was alright he drove off. I continued on my way offering up thanks to whomever/whatever had pulled me back.

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ghosts9989 (2 posts)
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4 years ago (2014-03-26)
Val you are very lucky. I like your story and also it was stormy so even more scary!
valkricry (39 stories) (2730 posts) mod
+1
4 years ago (2013-07-04)
Dear Taurus and All,
Sorry, I have been remiss in answering comments lately. It's almost as if I have some sort of mental block to formulating cohesive answers. But I do appreciate the fact that you have read and took the time to comment!:)
Taurus, in your post to me, you said you wished you could connect with your guardian. I think that you already have and just don't realize it. You know they are there - you 'feel' as though you are being watched over. Whom-ever it is chose you. That's a connection -a sensing. You could try talking out loud when you feel it. Just a simple 'hello' or 'good morning'. Might be surprised at what happens. Sometimes a connection is just a feeling. Call it a hunch or a gut feeling. Like the urge to take A street instead of B, and then you learn of some terrible accident you may have been in if you had taken B. In my opinion, quite often this is your Guardian talking to you. I'm not sure if this is because, many don't experience the audio part, or if they figure a disembodied voice would just scare the beezebus out of you. After all we have all been taught from an early age that 'hearing voices' is a sign of mental illness, and if I were a someone's guardian I wouldn't want to scare them or make them think they were crazy. Or would I? Muhahahaha
taurus83 (4 stories) (84 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-07-03)
Val, I really love that you acknowledge you have a guardian spirit. I'm sure yours is very pleased to have you to. The way you write this is amazing. I have been in a similar situation; having to walk to work while the sun is still on snooze. I had always felt there was somethimg watching over me. I just wish I could figure out how to connect with mine. Awesome experience! 😊
cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-04-20)
The way you described the rain and how dark it was sounded like a nightmare. It's amazing how these guardians make themselves known in situations like this. It happened to me, and a few others on this site who posted about being pulled out of the path of destruction by some unseen force. I'm very happy your guardian was wide awake that morning. 😊
Bornparanormal (19 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-04-20)
😕 😭 😜 that's very odd but I believe you fffccftytftyurghdgdj cuguhfgu
Sceptic-Ari (2 stories) (604 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-04-20)
Dear Val,

I am so pleased that I made you laugh 😁

Keep smiling ❤

Regards
valkricry (39 stories) (2730 posts) mod
+1
4 years ago (2013-04-20)
Dear SDS, Fergie, and psychicmama,
No worries, I do not believe in tempting fate so I always try and becareful. But over the years when stuff has happened there has always seem to be 'something' that lessened the damage. Much of it could be attributed to 'luck' I suppose as in 'lucky' things weren't worse 😉. This is one of the few times I actually felt that'something' though.
sds (14 stories) (1357 posts)
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4 years ago (2013-04-20)
Dear Val, I am happy that you have a guardian. You said in your comments that your guardian was always there to save your neck. Thank heavens for that. But better be careful, my friend, during rainy days and that too when the visibility is so poor.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards and respects to you.

SDS
Fergie (36 stories) (1094 posts)
+1
4 years ago (2013-04-19)
Sorry Val, only just got to my PC now and saw your question.

Yes! I think reflective strips on your umbrella would be a bright and shining idea...'scuse the pun. Anything at all to make you more visible in the dark would help; even a miners light on a hard-hat. Lol. (Okay, that last bit was a joke)

But seriously, Jamie or whoever, may not be around next time to pull you out of harms way - so better safe than sorry eh? 😉
psychicmama (1 stories) (51 posts)
+1
4 years ago (2013-04-18)
That is a super story! It was your lucky day! Maybe you need the flashing LED light like I have on my bike for dusk rides.:-) Then again, maybe you don't need anything, with your awesome guardian looking out for you!
valkricry (39 stories) (2730 posts) mod
+1
4 years ago (2013-04-18)
Ari - you made me giggle. For that I thank you.
Rook - me too!
Fergie - Do you think strips on my umbrella might help too?
rookdygin (24 stories) (4318 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-04-18)
Val,

Glad you Guardian was 'On Duty'. 😁 Thanks for sharing this with us.

Respectfully,

Rook
Sceptic-Ari (2 stories) (604 posts)
+3
4 years ago (2013-04-18)
Dear Val,

Your story just shows how fortunate you were this time that you were pulled back.
The other thing I want to say is please do not take such chances again.Personally, I never cross the road at intersections or sharp bends late at night or early morning, because you said it yourself,"That early drivers aren't expecting pedestrians",and they are totally blind at curves. I jaywalk. I go to the place where I see both sides of the street clearly on a straight stretch. Whether there's a crossing or not, I go across.

Shhh...don't tell the cops.

Regards
valkricry (39 stories) (2730 posts) mod
 
4 years ago (2013-04-17)
Dearest Wishful,
There has been quite a number of times where my neck was saved by 'nobody'. Maybe it is Jaimie insuring that I do live twice, once for myself and once for him 😊!
Thank you all for reading and commenting.
WishfulNull (151 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-04-17)
Hi Valkricry,
How awesome is that... Scary how sudden things (accidents, injuries, and the like) that have the potential to be major game-changers can happen. Wow, I think Jaimie still has your back! Amazing! 😆 ❤
crf1997 (2 stories) (44 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-04-17)
I love guardian angels!:) It makes me realize not all ghosts/spirits are scary...:) This reminds me of a ghost sighting story grandma had while walking her dog in the rain...
sonal12 (guest)
+1
4 years ago (2013-04-17)
Incidents like these make you realise that you're loved! This made me go aww!:D so glad that you're guardian angel helped you!
Regards
Sonal:)
Raftingirl (2 stories) (113 posts)
+1
4 years ago (2013-04-17)
That is incredible! Thank goodness you were not hurt!

Thanks for sharing ❤
valkricry (39 stories) (2730 posts) mod
+1
4 years ago (2013-04-17)
Fergie, that's just it, I do have reflective strips on the coat I had on. But in that type of down pour, everything is almost useless. Just a block up from where I was there was a severe car collison because they either coudn't see or because of the slick road, not sure which. Now, I did notice the guy had his cell phone in his hand when he got out, but whether he was prepared to call for help or was on it, I don't know.
Yes, sheikh I do feel very lucky.
Thanks, Argette! 😊
Argette (guest)
+1
4 years ago (2013-04-17)
Someone is watching out for you, Val. Thank goodness! Glad you are OK.
demonicsheikh (55 posts)
+1
4 years ago (2013-04-17)
nice luck.
Its like you tried to gamble but something stop you because you were going to lose.
Fergie (36 stories) (1094 posts)
+4
4 years ago (2013-04-17)
Val, how fortunate you are! If it were not for your guardian, you would, most probably, be lying in a hospital bed. Humm... I think somebody 'upstairs' likes you!

Thank you for sharing your eerie experience.

PS: A little tip - why don't you get reflective strips and stick them to your raincoat... It will make you a lot more visible to motorists.

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