This Summer, Gracie, Napoleon our Puggle and Tallulah our English Bulldog and I were driving behind a car that was going 25mph in a 55mph zone on a road leading out of the city into the country.
I put my blinker on and tried to go around the slow driver. He sped up and matched my speed. I tried to meet the driver's eyes and I realized he was laughing!
It was so frightening! I didn't know what to do! We were fast approaching a car coming in the other direction. There was traffic behind his vehicle and there was no shoulder to pull over onto.
Out of nowhere, a small brown fox sprinted into the road, passed in front of the car we were attempting to pass and directly in front of my car.
He looked me right in the eyes.
I slammed on my brakes as hard as I could but I still hit the little angel. I looked up and the car coming toward us did not realize were were going in the opposite direction.
He had just enough time to swerve around.
I was heartbroken. We parked on the side of the road and walked over to the broken body of the fox and cried over the beautiful life that had just been extinguished...and cried and cried.
Days later, I was about to drift off to sleep when I awoke with a start.
That fox looked at me. I know it. I saw his eyes. Wild and feral animals do not make eye contact with humans.
Also, he was running through an empty field at the speed of light, like the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, as if he were late for something.
Foxes are typically nocturnal hunters.
Why was he running so fast? Where was he going?
It may sound crazy but I truly believe that little brown fox saved our lives that day by sacrificing his own
If he had not run in front of our car, forcing me to slam on the brakes, I am certain we would have hit the oncoming vehicle.
We named him Milagro, it means miracle.
We have also built a garden in his honor. I will share photos soon.
Thank you, Milagro. I will never forget you.
Andie , it was God using that fox to save you and yours. Now the fox is in a better place.ReplyDelete
I believe that too, Kelly. I really do.Delete
Andie what a story and I believe the same thing is true! I look forward to your garden tribute to Milagro!ReplyDelete
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angels sometimes come in unexpected forms! he saved you!ReplyDelete
Egg-ZACK-Lee!!! You took the thought right out of my head.Delete
Andie, if you haven't found it yet, there's a wonderful book called Kinship with All Life by James Allen Boone that I know you would love.ReplyDelete
All I can say is "God works in mysterious ways His wonders to perform." That dear little fox may very well have BEEN one of God's angels sent to help you, just as the maddeningly perverse driver of the car ahead of you may have been a demon sent to tempt and test you.
We may never know that for a "fact," but cultivating the belief that God is always with us ready to help and protect us never fails to help give courage and alleviate anxiety. So I say it must be true.
Your motto from Oscar Wilde "Illusion is the first of all pleasures" may be true, but I take it a step farther and say:
The mind of the dreamer
_____ is a secret storehouse
__________wherein may dwell
_______________ all youthful fond illusion ––
The embryo of each utterance of hope ––
_____ each word of comfort ––
__________ and each song of joy.
The mind of the cynic
_____ is a well-known asylum
__________ wherein lies disenchantment ––
_______________ destruction and despair ––
The insidious, lisping voice of the serpent.
O, foolish Man! Why choose strife,
_____ when only what you choose to dwell upon
__________ has life?
~ FreeThinke (c. 1960)
God bless you, Andie, and a Merry Christmas, to you and Gracie and Handsome Husband, and all your animal friends.
Thank you for sharing this with us!ReplyDelete
Oh Andie, I am so sorry. I know how bad you were hurt by hitting the fox. Love and hugs to you and your family and pets this Christmas. There just has to be a greater power somewhere out there. I hope I can go there someday to be with all the animals.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful place it will be, with our beloved pets waiting!Delete
Merry Christmas, Donna!
Such a sweet story. I have tears in my eyes for that little fox, and am so happy that he was there to save your life. Things happen for a reason, and sometimes in such strange ways.Thanks for sharing. love hearing stories like this...Delete
I believe the little fox was an angel also. Don't you feel sort of special knowing God's angel helped you?ReplyDelete
Wonderful story for us all to read
Angels come in all shapes and sizes. What a wonderful story.ReplyDelete
Que los Milagros no se paren y que Dios nos Bendiga!ReplyDelete
Beautiful andie, miracles aboundReplyDelete
Merry Christmas and happy birthday
I have one mundane question for you, Andie.ReplyDelete
What did you use to make such realistic looking snow under that glass dome?
Quero te desejar um feliz Natal e que seu novo ano seja de muitas alegrias e felicidades.
Merry Christmas Andie!ReplyDelete
Thank you for stopping by my blog site today.
May your Christmas be wonderful and blessings for 2015, too.
I'm so glad you all are okay. Thank you for sharing that touching story. I DO believe in miracles! Merry Christmas!! I'm just waiting for my family to arrive....
Andie, I'm happy to know you and Gracie and the pups are safe. It is a touching story. Yes, I believe in angels too.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you, sweet friend.
How frightening! That little fox was certainly sent to save you! He was a little angel, a saving grace. Thank God! Hugs, LeenaReplyDelete