"Snow Angel"


The Long Road Home


by Teri Hughes


It was the fall of 1994. We live in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and winters are pretty snowy and roads treacherous. My "baby" boy, Ryan, was off to college for the first time, up north in Corvallis at OSU.


The hunting season opened up and my son took off one cold afternoon in his old red truck to get a little hunting in before dark. I had talked to him on the phone earlier and did not want him to go alone.  He told me that I needed to let go, and let God take care of him now! He always has been my little inspiration!


As a little time went by, I began to worry so I just sat down to pray to God to watch over him and asked Him to send angels to guide him home safely. As I was praying the song, "Angels Among Us" by Alabama was playing on the radio. I thought to myself, "Okay, God, are you telling me You have sent angels to take care of my son?"


Later that night, Ryan called me and said that he had gotten stuck in a snow blizzard, and lost track of the road.  He was thinking he would have to spend the night out there when all of a sudden another truck came rumbling up next to him.  An older gentleman smiled warmly at him and told Ryan to follow him out, that he knew the way. Then that same song that I had heard when I was praying, came on his radio! Ryan felt comforted by the angel song, too.


Pretty soon, they both came out onto a main road where there was more light. The older gentleman turned around and waved goodbye, and went back into the blizzard. Ryan immediately turned around to say "thank-you", but he was nowhere to be found. He could not see him anywhere, and there was only ONE set of tire tracks coming out onto the road...my son's!


We believe that God answered my prayers, and did send an angel to guide him home safely! Praise God! He is so good!


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