Anything is Possible!

With Love, Hope, and Perseverance

To My Guardian Angels


angel tired

I know I ran you ragged

In the late 70s.

All those times I drank too much

And put myself with risky people

You were there

Heeding my parent’s prayers

Though you would have been there anyway.

Did you have emergency meetings?

Strategic planning sessions?

Did your wings tremble

While I was oblivious to the danger?

You must have shaken your heads

And called for more back up

The night I went out alone

To that infamous street

We used to ride down

With the doors locked.

It was a dead.

A weeknight.

No one even talked to me.

You must have been surrounding me

Shielding me with your light

And I didn’t even know it.

Did you yell at me to

Just go home, for Godsake!

I must have heard you sometimes

From the back corner of my mind.

I’m sorry I put you through so much.


And even when I was older

And should have known better

But blinded by grief

I fell into that slimy pit,

The rebound from hell

And stumbled around in circles

Until you pried open my eyes

And showed me the way out.

Did you know there was something better coming?

Did you nudge us toward each other?

Did you dance when we finally got it right?

I cannot thank you enough,

my guardian angels.

Thank you for saving my life.

I hope you get to go onΒ  vacation.


angel tired in blue


(And thank you for watching over my kids.

I know they run you ragged sometimes.)



Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

36 thoughts on “To My Guardian Angels

  1. I don’t think angels work like that 😊 😚

  2. This is so charming! I really enjoyed reading it :O) x

  3. I can relate so much to this. Thank you. Anyone who has never been there, never seen Angels at work, will not think it possible. Angels are there, and you don’t need to believe in them. They appear when you are in danger and it is not your time. ❀️

  4. Looking back, it is a miracle that I made it through the 70’s.

  5. Your words could certainly apply to me. So happy Grace found you.

  6. At times, it takes a long time to find our way back to our better selves. We owe much gratitude to those in our lives you didn’t give up on us.

  7. “Someone Saved My Life Tonight”…Oh how I resonate with this post, JoAnna!!
    I can remember times that the only way it was possible that I was saved was by Divine intervention!!
    Life is wonderfulπŸ’œ

  8. Well, you sure hit a universal nerve here! Reblogging to sister site “Timeless Wisdoms”

  9. Pingback: To My Guardian Angels – Timeless Wisdoms

  10. This is lovely. I’ve given my GAs a hard workout as well.

  11. I think it’s very real. As at first I thought of myself as a parent being run ragged. I just read over something my daughter wrote about being 17. Perhaps glad I didn’t know the half of it! I am sure guardian angels have those parental dispositions and also know far more. Wish humanity could give them a break but guess they probably don’t need it.

  12. This is beautiful. I’m sure many people can relate to this. I know there have been times in my life when it felt like someone or something was watching out for me.
    Love the concept of your blog. Keep writing! πŸ™‚

  13. intimate portrayal of angels.

  14. I love the poem and the sentiment! Yes, mine were busy in the 70’s also, protecting me and hoping I would finally get it right!

  15. I communicate with angels and guides on a daily basis and this blog post was awesome. Love those who are inspired my angelic beings.

    • Thank you for the support. I don’t consciously communicate with angels that often, but I bet they are ready and watching. Sometimes nudging. Maybe it’s time to reach out for them more often. πŸ™‚

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