Photo by Rahim Mau
Surrounded by Angels
Angels illuminate my soul with faith and my heart with hope.
My life has been filled with Angels.
It seems they have always been here.
I’ve seen invisible Angels and heard their gentle whispers guiding me
along my way.
I’ve felt their nurturing presence in times of joy and in times of despair,
when I needed a friend and no one was there.
Surrounded by Angels, I am humbled.
Angels are beings in the known and the unknown.
I have encountered and known them in many forms:
family, friends, teachers, healers, and through the kindness of strangers.
Throughout my life, my Guardian Angels have been an integral part of my journey.
They encouraged me to attend a party where I met my future husband, Rahim.
They led me to China where we adopted our daughter, Maleka Rose Mau-
my favorite “Angel on Earth.”
Surrounded by Angels, I am blessed.
My Angels have had a full-time job watching over me and protecting me.
During the twenty-six months anticipating a double lung transplant,
they consoled me with the confidence that I would survive.
November 5, 2000: I felt an abundance of Angels…
From the hospital call, the drive to Stanford,
during the hours of waiting, and into the surgery
They were with the surgeons in the operating room,
helping us all.
Angels were stationed at my bedside in the Intensive Care Unit
Two months of constantly holding me in their prayers,
strengthening my will to live.
Surrounded by Angels, I rejoice.
An Angel resides both in Heaven and within me.
He lives on in my body with every breath I take.
I am eternally grateful to him and his generous family, for giving me a precious gift,
and for teaching me the true meaning of “The Gift of Life.”
Surrounded by Angels, I am alive.
Thank you God, for surrounding me with your Angels.
Nahara Mau, 2003