My Letter of Gratitude To a Stranger

Dear Angel/s On Earth,

I owe you a couple of things. First and foremost, I owe you my gratitude. I will be indebted to you for all of eternity. Except all of eternity doesn’t seem long enough.

I also owe you an update. Because I can only imagine that you must think of her from time to time. Wondering how she is.

How do I know this? Because I get the feeling that is the kind of person/people you are.

On Sunday evening, September 14, 2014 on the west side of Manhattan, you saved my child’s life.

You saw a beautiful young woman fall from the sky in front of your car. You acted fast and not only made sure the vehicle you were in stopped moving, but you got out of this vehicle and stopped the oncoming traffic from going forward. I know the traffic was moving pretty fast, based on what was said by the police and medical personnel, so I consider this to be a fairly brave act on your part.

Without you acting so courageously and quickly, I could possibly no longer be a mother. I could have lost my only child.

As for her condition, after spending an evening in ICU, she continues to heal from her wounds. We are working diligently to get her back to her previous self, but she will make a full recovery. Thankfully.  The best part is that she doesn’t remember a thing. That is a blessing.

My child is a miracle. I am thankful, grateful every single day for her life. There isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t thank God and her guardian angels. You included. You were put in our lives at just the right moment. So, thank you for being there. Had it not been for you, I am aware that the outcome could have been very different. 

I am sorry that I didn’t thank you that evening. I think I saw you at the scene, consoling others. But I didn’t learn of who you actually were until the details started coming in. The police report didn’t list any eye witnesses so I can’t reach out to you personally.

I hope, by some miracle, this letter makes its way to you. I need you to know that I think of you often and send a silent “thank you” your way.

There really aren’t enough words to explain how I feel, how grateful I am that you were placed in our path that evening. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you did for us. I am so incredibly thankful for your presence. For your concern. For your level of caring.

God Bless You. I wish you well and know all good things will come your way. Have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year.


A happy and extremely blessed mother


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