As crazy as it might sound, there are angels in this world! I believe in them and I hope you do, as well. I have a guardian angel and my son must have one, too. But some angels aren't of the heavenly variety...they are earth-bound just like you and me.
Just about a week ago, I answered the phone on a lazy afternoon and much to my surprise a person...a stranger really...informed me that she had found my son's fanny pack along the highway in California! It contained, among other things, his passport and money. I knew that my son and his traveling companion were planning to leave his Big Blue Bus in Tucson and travel on to San Francisco, but I hadn't heard from him in a while. They were arranging a ride that would take them to their next destination on his trip to see the world up close and personal. Their goal, to catch a plane to Lima, Peru and spend the summer there. Losing his passport would not have been a great thing to happen at this point in his adventures, that's for sure!
So when I got the phone call, I couldn't believe that he had actually lost the darn thing, and I was absolutely amazed that this total stranger would actually try to track down the owner! I think a lot of people might have just kept the money and disposed of the passport... But not this stranger...not this angel. I gave her my son's cell phone number and they eventually contacted each other. They exchanged information and then met up in San Francisco, where he collected his belongings from this wonderful person. She definitely went out of her way to return his pack to him. I can't believe his good fortune that the pack ended up in the hands of such an honest person...an angel... to begin with!
Everyone loses something important, eventually, but I'm so happy that this lost and found story concluded with such a happy ending. My son regained his valuables and I regained my faith in the honesty and integrity of an earth-bound angel.
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