30 years ago, before becoming a partner in Family Abstract, I worked for a company that sent me out on the road to some of their remote sites to do maintenance work.
This one particular site was in an isolated area of central Pennsylvania that was prone to heavy rainstorms with an extraordinary amount of lightning, possibly attracted to the area by all the ore piles in the area. It was surrounded by a 10-foot high cyclone fence for security.
Around 1:30pm I noticed some very heavy rain clouds coming over the nearby hills and knew that another storm was coming. Then, as the first burst of lightning lit up the sky and the first crash of thunder shook the air, I got back into my pick-up and went over to one of the gates.
The latch was broken and I had to wrap a short length of chain around the gatepost and then through the edge of the gate. Next I took the open lock off the fence, where it had been hanging with my other hand. Just when I was about to put the lock on the chain, a gnat flew into my open right eye.
That stung! It stung so much that I instantly dropped the lock and the chain and put my hands to my eye, taking one step back at the same time. Not a second later, lightning struck that fence, and I saw the whole fence in front of me light up and glow bright blue.
That beautiful but lethal shade of light blue from high-voltage radiation nearly filled in all those little diamond-shaped openings in the fence. I stood there awe struck as I realized what had just happened.
I was standing, wet, in rain, holding onto a chain that was threaded through a metal fence that was just about to be struck by lightning, when an insignificant insect, an annoying pest, a bug, flew into my eye and saved my life.
I was completely unharmed, not even a tingle.
Now, I've always believed that we each have a guardian angel, but I don't know for sure until then how they do their work. At night when I lie down to go to sleep, I thank those guardian angels for the work that they do.
Who knows how many times they saved my life and I don't even know about it.
I have my Mother, Brother and Sister all "Up There" as possible candidates, I'd pick my sister as the gnat, that time, she was always, Bugging" me! From my Family at Family Abstract, Inc to yours, ALL our very best!!