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Glimpse OF An Angel
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Publisher:  DogEar ISBN-10:  1608440559 Type:  Non-Fiction


Copyright:  9/7/2009 ISBN-13:  9781608440559

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It is a chronicle of the journey of loving through faith and fear. In this book you will find a detailed and daily account of what it is like to fight against the curse of cancer and how faith despite all odds still wins out in the end.  “Glimpse Of An Angel” steps beyond the normal realm of things and shows the human side of fear as well as the spiritual side of believing. This book Glorifies God even when man and even I had given up all hope.


“Glimpse Of An Angel” is a journey of faith, fear and sorrow and yes, even an everlasting peace. Though my late wife, Leah Cecile Wilson lost her fight here on earth on her birthday 9/7/2008 and in the eyes of man she succumbed unto death, she by being steadfast in her faith in God received an even greater reward, for on this day she was once born of the flesh and on this same day in 2008 she was born of the spirit. Even still despite the certain outcome she bore witness to the power of God even as the last breaths of her life slipped softly away.


It is my hope that all who shall read of this journey will be blessed and take it into their own heart to love everyday like it was their last…for we are not promised tomorrow, but in faith we hope and in faith we dream.


Join with me in this journey and take it to your own heart to love the one you love every day with all your heart and soul.


Thanks and God Bless...J. Allen Wilson

Finally after six hours of searching her son arrived at the hospital carrying tears on his face and a single red rose that he had bought for his mother’s birthday. I still have that rose in perfect condition, frozen, yes frozen much like this even is in my mind and my heart. At last we were all together, tears flowed and hugs and kisses were everywhere. We all gathered around Leah’s bed and we sung her happy birthday. Still lucid, but in obvious distress she smiled and acted as if she wanted to get up and join in on the party. After the last words fell from our lips, many filed out of the room with tears and sobs. Twenty minutes later the nurse came in and asked “Another bag”?

This time…and this was the hardest thing I ever have had to do…this time I said NO, we have all had our chance to say goodbye. With that the nurse walked over and removed the drip from her arm. My heart was breaking as I gathered everyone back into the room. We all held hands as I led us in prayer. I prayed to Jesus that He would provide us all with strength and courage. I prayed that His will be done and by His grace we shall all meet again.

We all remained after the prayer and everything was silent with the exception of the machine beeping above my wife’s bed. We all watched as her respiration began to slow. Some left the room wrecked with emotion as I stood stiff and unmoving like some ancient stone giant. I had been up for thirty two hours; I had traveled a road fraught with fear. Now the road had reached its end, its end as far as this chapter was concerned. I had no idea of the journey which lay ahead, but only this moment in time. When my sweet dear wife’s reparation fell to four breathes per minute, the vile cancer that had filled her lungs with fluid began expelling itself through her mouth. I then turned to everyone and asked them to leave at once. They stood frozen in their tracks. I screamed “LEAVE NOW” for I did not want them to see their mom, daughter, grandmother and friend in anything less than the dignified woman of God she was. I did not want the last memory of Leah, my wife, my love to be this.

I was holding my wife in my arms when the nurse came into the now empty room. I asked her to get me suction over here for I did not want my wife’s final breaths to be filled with the agony of choking on this vile cancer. The nurse obliged and I then asked her to leave. She did, and all that was in the room now was me, Leah and an angel of the Lord which I could not see, but knew was there.

I held her close to my heart; I kissed her lips one last time. She gasped a little and those beautiful blue eyes that still haunt me rolled to the back of her head and she was gone…gone just like that in my arms. It was 8:10 pm on the evening of her birthday, a day that she and I should have been celebrating together in life…not mourning in her death. I then cleaned my wife up for the last time. I kissed her still warm lips. I wiped away the tears from her face, but realized that they were mine that had fallen and not hers. I covered her up and then called the nurse in and told her that my wife had gone home. We both hugged and wept together.

Reader Reviews for "Glimpse OF An Angel"

Reviewed by Cryssa C
I am so glad that you were able to put your experience down on paper for others... I have watched your journey through loss and grief and have gained strength from a distance. I have no doubt that many others will gain strength from reading your account. A fitting tribute to your life with Leah...

Reviewed by Diana Wiles
Allen, my words are few right now..but my heart is full to overflowing....I admire you immensely for having done what I am still struggling to write an account that is worthy of my husband's life...and death. The above is so sensitively written and yet so utterly powerful...Right now I am lost for words as the emotion has taken over..Many Blessings...Diana
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath

J. this is beautiful "Glimpse OF an Angel"
Sent chills throughout J. heartfully felt dear one.
I know this will bring some peacefulness upon you.
Although utterly sad what you did and how you treated her at her hour was beautiful.

Surely wish you what your heart so needs and craves. You surely seem to be a wonderful man that I have observed throughout the years.
It is a relief to know that perhaps this is a cleansing time for you now.

All blessings to you J and do take care, as I sit here with a lump in my stomach from the thoughts (vision) and the entirity of this work there is still peace that I sense that comes along with what I have read, observed throughout the years of you through your writes. All is well, all is well I think this is the best that you could have ever thought of doing by way of honoring.

In peace and love,

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

I, too, have been moved to tears - many times - by the courage it took to relive your worst nightmare in verse - I want this book. I'm so glad you are honoring Leah by giving her story to the world, to let others know they aren't alone. Well done.

(((((HUGS))))) love and continued prayer, Karla. *tears*
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Powerful I am going to have to get this book!
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Valerie Roeske
You are such an inspiration to all of us here, we walked the journey with you thru Leah's illness, and thru her passing, keep sharing the gift God has given to you, Faith, Hope, and Love, Looking forward to this wonderful book to be released, I know thru leah's Spirit you have become a strong man, and a blessed comfort to others who may or have walked in your shoes, Take Care, Blessing to you and yours Valerie
Reviewed by Allene West
As Leah was a brave also are a brave man. You shared a love that was whole, unconditional and all encompassing. May you find peace as Leah has. Others who read this book will learn about what Love is supposed to be.
Carry on my friend,
Allene West
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
what a journey you have travelled and in sharing that journey, Leah is honored as well as the love you two shared
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
So moving
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
I listened to this just after it happened & cried & now I am reading it and cryng again as I can bet you do or did throughout the writing of your new book...I hope this book helps others but most of all I hope it helps you, friend Al...Find Peace as Leah did, Ed
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
powerful tribute

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