Biographical Non-Fiction posted August 10, 2021

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I remember

Angel Wings

by Rosemary Everson1

I remember the beginning of December 1977 so well. It is as clear as the day it happened.

The coldness of the snow was very deep as we had just experienced a snowstorm.  

My husband and I had just returned home from an event in the cities. My mom and dad had babysat with our children; they did very well. She had made apple pie, so she invited her brother in for fresh apple pie and coffee.

As soon as we returned home, like anybody would, they wanted to go home. I tried to coax them to stay another night but there was no way that was going to happen; my dad wanted to go home.

My mother had an enlarged heart and if you know anything about an enlarge heart, it cannot stand cold, windy weather. This kind of weather will take your breath away. 

When we said our good-bye, I never thought it would be the last.  After driving about ten miles up the road, she started having complications with her breathing.  My dad tried to preform CPR; but there were no results.  My mother, Myra, had a massive heart attack.

When she arrived at the hospital, she had already gained her angel wings.  The doctor told us that she could have been in sunny California, it would not have mattered. 

When our time comes, God takes our angel wings and we fly to our eternal home.  We can be like the one wing angel, but we'll always need the other wing to keep flying.

You must see another's soul to see an angel; you must touch another's heart to feel an angel and you must listen to both to hear an angel!  So are you considered an angel in disguise? 

Do you believe in angels?  I believe in angels because my mom is a heavenly angel.  She was a kind and gentle mother who loved her family.  She worked diligently as a wife, mother and grandmother. 

Mom had faith in God and in the Bible.  

My parents will always live in my heart and soul.


I Remember writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Begin your non-fiction autobiographical story or poem with the words 'I remember...' Complete the sentence conveying a moment, an object, a feeling, etc. This does not have to be a profound memory, but should allow readers insight into your feelings, observations and/or thoughts. Use at least 100, but not more than 1,000 words. The count should be stated in your author notes.

Word count: 348 word count

My mom had an enlarged heart and when there is cold weather she had complications.

Internet facts: Heart Failure and cold weather! Some studies suggest that harsh winter weather may increase a person's risk of heart attack due to overexertion. Besides cold temperatures, high winds, snow and rain also can steal body heat. Wind is especially dangerous, because it removes the layer of heated air from around your body.
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