Life has its coincidences, but many times we are
protected by our heavenly guardians, and we don't even know it. Angie and Andy
Linkhart would agree. They recently moved to the
What if Andy drove into the garage over the spill?
This was getting complicated. Angie hadn't met any of her neighbors yet--and
she was feeling a little foolish---so she went inside and phoned her
"I think you should call the fire department, and ask THEM," she suggested.
"Gram, I'd be embarrassed--what if they came with the sirens and the lights…"
"What if they didn't, and a fire started?" Ilean countered.
Angie agreed. The firefighters came quietly, reassured Angie that she'd done the right thing, and finished her cleanup. While they were there, one suggested they check the air quality in her new home. Angie agreed. The firemen were in the basement for what seemed like a long time. When they finally came upstairs, their faces were solemn.
"It's a very good thing we were here," one told Angie.
"You have a severe carbon monoxide leak. We've already called your builder---he's on his way."
"Carbon monoxide?" Angie was stunned. The fireman nodded.
"God works in mysterious ways," he told her.
"You might have died here alone."
It was a gift from heaven, Angie and Andrew agreed later, when all was calm again. For who would have anticipated anything like this occurring in a brand new house? Moreover, had Andy spilled the gasoline, he would have cleaned it up properly and gone on his way, and no one would have discovered the leak until something tragic happened. Some people may think this is a "stretch.
But not Angie's grandmother. "I am convinced that Angie's guardian angel was involved in all of that," says Ilean.