Years ago Daddy mentioned to my mother that he kept seeing the number sequence of 444. He told her that he saw it in various places, often on the clock but also in less obvious places, like the grocery store or on license plates. He didn't know the significance of it but he knew it held a special meaning.
After Daddy passed away in 2001, Mom shared the story with my sister and I and our children. She said that since Dad's death, she too now noticed the number sequence of 444 often. We thought it was cool that she had that memory and no matter what she was doing, when she saw the numbers 444 she thought of her husband of 42 years.
My sister and her children as well as my daughter Michelle and I have continued to see the number sequence and will call out "444" or text 444 to each other when we see it. I can't say how many times a week I randomly pick up my cell phone to message my daughter and the time is 4:44, and as I hit the SEND button my phone chimes with an incoming message from Michelle with nothing more than the numbers "444".
Last June I was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident that totaled my car and forced me to buy a new one. I suffered from PTSD every time I got behind the wheel and hated driving the new car so I let Michelle drive it and I drove her pick-up truck for months. I eventually started driving the car little by little and a short time later I got in the car and noticed the mileage read 4444.4. At that moment I felt relief and knew Daddy was with me and he would safely guide my way.
Today while dozing in front of the TV during the Dr. Oz Show my interest was sparked at the topic of Angels. The guest spoke of the meaning and significant of number sequences like 111, 555 and 444. She said that 444 means that "Angels are Guiding You". Now it makes so much sense to me. Daddy first noticed the 444 while his health was rapidly declining. The Angles were guiding him as he strengthened his faith in Jesus and even requested that the message of salvation be offered at his own memorial service.
I have wondered why I so often see 444...it always brings a smile to my face...now I am blessed with the answer and will be reminded whenever I see it that the Angels are Guiding Me and my family.
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