I Believe in Angels

I Believe in Angels #1, 23 x 21 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2009.

I Believe in Angels #1, 23 x 21 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2009.

Snow Storm 2014 will be an event I will remember forever, but not for the reasons you think. I was one of those people stuck in a car for 12 hours. I had to abandon my car and walk the last two miles to get home. By midnight, I was frustrated, exhausted, hungry and amazed that two inches of snow could cause so much chaos. But it was around midnight when I finally arrived at the intersection of Danforth and  New Hope Road, along with many of my neighbors. That was when I saw the angels.

There were approximately 20 cars that were jammed into the intersection on and off the road. It was a mess! As I watched in my warm car, a group of men systematically pushed those cars up the hill and sent them on their way. Sometimes the cars slid back and I thought someone would be seriously hurt, but they kept at it. When it was my turn over an hour later, I rolled down my window and asked the angel what did he want me to do.

He said, “Drive until you get stuck, and if you get stuck, I’ll come get you.”

I had never laid eyes on that man before that moment. He flashed a smile. I swear I saw a halo, and in that instant I knew I could make it up that hill.

I have always believed in angels. I just figure God is busy and needs some assistants. The angels were out in force during Snowstorm 2014.

So even though I no longer own this quilt, I wanted to share my very first angel quilt. It was the beginning of a series of quilts called I Believe in Angels. There are 20 quilts in the series so far, but I am inspired to continue the series with some snow angels.

You can view all of my angel quilts on my Facebook page.  Some are for sale in my ETSY Studio Store.

I hope you met an angel during the storm.


About ovbrantley

I am a passionate quilter who also is the general counsel for a major urban county in Georgia. I manage to pursue my triple passions of motherhood, quilting and traveling.
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