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My experience happened the day before Valentine’s Day. I was out on the road on a business trip.

In a motel that night, I was saying my prayers. I was telling God that I knew that the next day was Valentine’s Day. I was saying that for the first time, I had hoped, for, or wished, or had anxiety over, not having a boyfriend in my life. I knew that I wasn’t going to receive flowers or anything like that. As I spoke, it just came out that God was going to be my valentine that year. I realize that being close to Him was really what mattered.

I fell asleep. It was raining the next morning when I woke. It was about eight o’clock. I was just slightly awake, laying there, listening to it rain.

Suddenly, I felt someone tucking me in on my left side. Of course, it was quite a shock! Then, in a split second, I heard a flapping of wings above me. Whatever it was landed on the right side of me. In that instance, I opened my eyes.

To the right of me was this tremendous bright, white light. It was so overwhelming, so powerful, so bright. I just lay there, frozen in amazement. As this was happening, I could feel it loving me. I could actually feel the angel’s love for me.

Then, I heard something being said. I couldn’t make it out. It was like the angel was trying to say something to me. After that, the light (that I somehow knew was an angel energy) became thinner and disappeared.

I realized that in actuality, God was sending a message to me in response to my prayer the night before. I really think that God was saying was, “I love you. I am here for you.”

He was comforting me and tucking me in. I can’t explain it any better than that. It was like an angel of passage for me.

When I heard the wings and saw the bright white light, the loving, the beauty of it, all, the immensity; I knew that it was an angel from God. It was confirmation of God’s love for me, that we are here together. I am not alone. None of us are here alone.


Billye Jones

Excerpt from Angel Power, Angel Love. Other books by Billye are The Essence of Loving and Women Pioneers in 12 Step Recovery.