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Grieving Daughter Receives Signs From a Guardian Angel: “Now I Believe!”

'Woman's World' reader Margie Martin Gabe was heartbroken after losing her mother, but heavenly signs brought her comfort

For the last 20 years Woman’s World magazine has featured the weekly “My Guardian Angel” column, where real women share first-person accounts of their amazing encounters with Angels. Now, we are sharing those heartwarming stories of loving comfort, Heaven-sent helpers and miraculous rescues online with the mission of continuing to spread hope and light.

Here, Woman’s World reader Margie Martin Gabe’s mother sent an unmistakable sign of comfort during two separate times of distress.

Margie’s Guardian Angel story told in her own words:

When my mother passed away in 2005 just shy of her 81st birthday, I was devastated even though I knew it was her time. Mom had always been an elegant woman. She dressed at the height of fashion and loved high heels, as she was petite. She never left the house without her makeup on, her hair done and wearing her signature scent.

Margie's mother on her 75th Birthday with flowers that Margie sent her
Margie’s mother on her 75th Birthday with flowers that Margie sent her

At her service, she had requested that her favorite poem, “Invictus,” be recited. My older sister and I took on that task together, taking turns reciting the verses. When we sat back down, I had an amazing experience.

Invictus poem that Margie and her sister, Bonnie read at her mother's funeral service
Invictus poem that Margie and her sister, Bonnie read at her mother’s funeral service

I smelled a very sweet, familiar scent wafting through the room. I had an overwhelming feeling of well-being. My mother was there. I felt her. I couldn’t believe the amazing feeling. All of the sadness I had been feeling over the last few days suddenly vanished.

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Fast forward to March 2021, and I was seriously ill with a treatable intestinal infection that could be prone to complications. I was having a rough time. I had a reaction to the antibiotics. I suffered a lot of pain, and the pain medicine I was given did not help. I was also having gastric reactions to the medicine. I was having panic and anxiety attacks. It was a rough couple of weeks, and we were still going through the stress of the pandemic.

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One evening, I was relaxing in my recliner with my heating pad to help with the pain when, suddenly, that same sweet scent from Mom’s funeral service wafted through the room. I started smiling and laughing uncontrollably. I had that feeling of well-being again.

Margie's mother on her 70th birthday
Margie’s mother on her 70th birthday

My mother was there. She was there to tell me not to worry, that I would soon be all right and I would fully recover — and I did.
I am not a religious person. I have questions. But after those two experiences, I am a believer of angels.

Margie (left) with her father Clement, mother Dolly and sister Bonnie, who have all passed away but Margie knows will always be near
Margie (left) with her father Clement, mother Dolly and sister Bonnie, who have all passed away but Margie knows will always be near

An Angel expert weighs in…

Angel expert, Sunny Dawn Johnston
Sunny Dawn Johnston

“Margie’s heartfelt recount of her encounters with an angelic presence during times of deep sorrow and illness is a testament to the comfort and reassurance that loved ones continue to offer us from beyond,” says Sunny Dawn Johnson, a global authority on the angelic realm, with a portfolio of 22 books, including popular titles such as Invoking the Archangels, The Love Never Ends, and 365 Days of Angel Prayers. “The unmistakable scent that enveloped her at her mother’s service and later in her home brought with it an indescribable feeling of well-being, signaling her mother’s enduring care and reassurance during her time of need. These moments of spiritual connection share a powerful message: that the bonds of love are unbreakable.” Read more of Sunny’s insightful stories here.

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A version of this article originally appeared in our print magazine, Woman’s World.

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