Monday, February 8, 2010


Now and then something happens in this life that sets you back on your heels, and suddenly you see more clearly.
The day before yesterday this "something" happened to me. I was doing some browsing through blogs and I seldom do this unless I am going back just a couple of posts to catch up.

I had gone to visit Dawn, at Cottage State of Mind. I visited, read her post and checked to see if I have seen the one before. I lose track of the days lately.
And for some reason, I have no idea why, I found myself going back and back. Clear to October!

Suddenly, there in front of me was this post of Dawns. It began with MY NAME and a beautiful Autumn angel. The one I borrowed (stole) from her blog to show to you. You see, I took the angel because I don't want her to know I am writing this until after it is done.
Dawn had written this beautiful post for me because I was so ill. I had surgery on September 30th, losing a foot of my colon. I had spent the summer very ill with a massive infection. No cancer, but I just slid under the wire.

She, Dawn, had sent this beautiful angel to watch over me, quiet my mind and care for me. And I never knew! I NEVER saw the post! Not until that very moment.
I sat here crying. Grateful. Touched by the kindness of this woman. I wrote to her yesterday, thanking her and explaining to her that I had just found it.

She wrote me back the dearest letter. It's mine and I will keep it and her precious post close to my heart. Dawn's Autumn Angel will always watch over me. Thank you, Dawn. Thank you so much for everything!

As I have said before, if anyone asks you why you blog, send them to me, and if you think no one is guiding us, you might want to think again. :) Who led me to this post? I am completely well and feeling wonderful! It makes one think.
My love to all of you,

p.s. Dawn's post was on October 16th. My mother's birthday is on that day. :)
Dawn and I are both Libra's born in October.


  1. A wonderful story reminding us nothing ever happens by accident and a higher power is in charge.

  2. Hello Sweet Mona,
    What a sweet, precious and uplifting story. And, how sweet of her to send you a special angel. I agree with Gail, nothing ever happens by accident and God is in charge.

    hugs, I'm glad you are better.


  3. This gave me goose bumps just reading it. It's nice to know others care. :-))

    The Blue Ridge Gal
    (have a great day, Mona!!)

  4. Good morning Mona...girl I met Dawn and she is the nicest gal her and her mama Grace and her SIL Ruth...had a fun day with that at Second Sunday swap meet in October...Many Blessings to you girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  5. What a sweet post.

    You were kind-of-called back to that post, which you had missed.

    I call that Synchrinosity. But everyone can call it, whatever they wish.


  6. Just goes to show ya, we are all here for a reason. We don't always stumble upon the good we have done or the lives we have touched in the course of a day!

    You have a greatly blessed day sweet Mona!

  7. You were ment to see that post, thats clear! Great that yYou continued back so far :-)

    It seemes my blog have been hijacked by a chinese porno site, the whole story is to be read in my blog. It also seemes that my blog has sent out that spam to others. I hope You haven´t gotten that from me! If so just dlete it directly! Nasty when this happens!
    Have a great day now!

  8. Hi Mona, Dawn is a doll....she is truly gracious and kind...a true friend.

    I am so glad God guided you to this post.

    Hugs, Barb ♥

  9. Hi Mona,
    Wow, what a special moment for you to have read about your angel given to you by Dawn.
    I am so gald you are feeling better and that you are healing. A very sweet post!
    Hugs to you, Elizabeth

  10. Mona, that was God gently guiding your mouse that day. He quietly sits back and guides us. I am sure He is loving the connectivity that blogging is providing to us. Isn't it wonderful? Dawn is truely a sweet person -and I have met her in person. She is a sweet and genuine in person as on her blog.

    I pray that you continue to heal. Know that YOU are on my mind, too.



  11. Isn't Bloggyville wonderful! I truly believe that nothing happens by chance. You remain in my prayers even tho I'm very much absent a good deal of the time from Bloggyville. Hugs, SMB

  12. How sweet and touching! Yes, I believe God's hand is upon us and of course He would be a part of blogging as well -- everthing and every medium is His!

  13. That is the neatest post Mona. I have goosebumps! We are so blessed to have such dear and special friends here in Blogland :)


  14. I so agree with Gail, it was just time for you to see the post Mona, and know that you have wonderful friends and angels looking over you.

  15. Oh Mona, it is so easy to miss posts from favorite blogs once one gets busy, distracted or ill. Dawn it indeed a sweetie...I too missed her Angel post. What a dear to provide you an Angel:-)
    Also, I have read your remodeling so reminded me of my early days on ebay and trying to pull in packages from the mail before Hubby would notice.:-)

  16. What a touching story..sent shivers up my spine. Thank you so much for sharing it! Love, joy and blessings, Terri

  17. How sweet! What a difference our sweet blogger friends can make in our lives! Hugs to you both! ♥

  18. Hi Dear Mona! Oh, what a sweet story! I am totally bowled over at the kind hearts and caring Dear Ones in our Blogland! I think God led you there to stay so long so you would see that post! You're a very loved one, Mona.
    I love you,
    Be a sweetie and I'm so glad you're feeling so muc better,
    Shelia ;)

  19. are so funny! You read about Adrienne's wedding on my Ebay ABOUT ME Page. :)Thank you for the sweet words...they mean so much...

    Love, Rebecca

  20. Mona,

    This was a lovely post. I don't know Dawn, I will visit her blog after reading this. She seems to be another beautiful soul such as you.

    The Lord works in mysterious ways. It was meant for you to read Dawns post after all these months.

    Praying for your continued health. So good to know you are feeling well and more like yourself.

    Your house is looking wonderful! Love your new paint colors and the updates.


  21. Hi Mona,
    That is so touching, I feel like crying. Dawn is such a sweetie and I am so glad you are feeling better. Blogging friends are so wonderful that way! Hugs, Cindy

  22. awwww..what a sweet post. and don't worry, theodora puddle pup is very used to being mistaken for a male. she has such a well rounded sense of being a superior female that it never bothers her. she just laughs a little about it!

  23. Mona~What a nice Valentine story of friendship.

    I'm always in awww of the wonderful friends that continue to come and support my efforts for which I have a true appreciation for.

    I will visit Dawn next. I enjoy visiting new friends.
    Sweet wishes,

  24. Oh my gosh Mona, now I'm in tears reading your post and all your followers sweet comments! I missed this post on my dashboard updates. I am adding my blog roll back to my main page as soon as I leave here. It seems to be the only way I can keep up with everyone, even though it makes the page so long!
    Hugs to you Mona and all your/our sweet friedns!

  25. Isn't it so cool how we all are touched and blessed by people we may never meet in person? I have really enjoyed reading your blog and sharing in your celebrations of everyday life. Blog with you later. :-)

  26. What a beautiful and touching story, Mona. And how sweet and thoughtful Dawn is. Angels, both live and spirits, really do surround us....Christine

  27. Isn't it wonderful how the Lord guides us where we need to be at just the right moment in time? Thank you for stopping by and visiting. I hope you will enjoy many memories of your own from stopping by. I certainly enjoyed your posts. I also enjoyed reading about your life on your profile. You have overcome so much! Bless you.

  28. Hi Mona,
    You are so darn sweet! Actually, I am not that young, it was a 2nd marriage for both of us. My first lasted 18 years, but I know I got it right this time. Hugs my dear friend, Cindy

  29. What a beautiful post and such a blessing to have wonderful blogger friends. The Lord does guide us all in the most unreal ways. So glad you found the post and were blessed. Hugs, Marty

  30. Hi Mona! Oh, you're never too late! I'll always have something for you! You're such a doll and I appreciate all your sweet comments to me. Sorry the traffic was so bad for you! :)
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  31. So glad you are doing better, that had to be a scare and very hard to get over. What a wonderful post and what an angel Dawn is..
    Have a Happy Valentines Day!

  32. Mona! I love to hear stories like this. I believe with all my heart that nothing happens by accident. I am so blessed that I read this post. Thank you for sharing your blessing.I hope you are feeling better and better!

    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day! :)

  33. Mona, this is the sweetest post. I'm so glad that you had Dawn's angel looking after you, and I'm glad you are better. What an ordeal, but I'm oh, so thankful it wasn't cancer. Praise God!

    Sending you big hugs...


    Sheila :-)


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