MY ITALIAN ANGELS
Submitted by Marisa from All Our Way.
Do you believe in guardian angels? I’ve always thought they were out there…somewhere…but I didn’t really have proof…until now. The proof came to me when my husband and I were in Naples, Italy.
There was so much to see and do so we decided to be our own tour guides, doing it “all our way” which is so typical of us.
Getting a map, we wanted to see the outdoor markets and experience the sites, sounds, and smells first hand of the real Napoli.
We noticed an elderly couple as we browsed the booths. Wherever we were, they seemed to be there as well.
As we came up to a piazza, in the distance we saw what appeared to be a castle perched high on the hill.
Looking around for a way up to the castle, we spotted a very steep narrow street that could have been the way up. We began climbing and had been climbing for several minutes. The street was deserted. The buildings were more desolate and run down.
We turned around and there they were, the same elderly couple we’d noticed at the booths.
My husband jokingly asked if they were following us. They didn’t speak English so I translated but made sure they knew that he was only kidding.
The first thing they asked was if we were lost. I told them that we were just sightseeing.
The elderly lady placed her hand on my arm and informed me, as she pointed, that I didn’t want to go in that direction.
She said, “Bad things happened up there. Things were not good there. We were better off going back down to where there were people.”
We thanked them for their help and they turned to leave. We looked around for a few moments then followed along behind them as they slowly made their way down the path.
I was watching each step I took so as to not trip and fall. I looked up to see how the elderly couple were managing but they were gone…disappeared!
My mamma and papa always wanted us to return to the country of our births. I believe that the elderly couple were my dear parents, my Italian angels watching over us. I am so happy that they are always close.
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