Guest writer: Jennie Fitzkee – Seeing is Believing

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

When I was a little girl in second grade, my bed was right beside a big window.  Looking at the stars at night or the clouds and sun in the morning was always a joy.  My fondness for sky watching has never wavered.  One night while looking out the window before going to bed I saw an angel.  She was small and far away, yet crystal clear in her shape and form.  She flew from left to right across the sky, her dress flowing behind her and her arms outstretched.  She wasn’t looking at me, but she was there, crystal clear.

I called for my Mother who immediately rushed up the stairs.

“What is it, Jennie?”

“There!” I said pointing.  “Look at that angel!”

“I don’t see anything.  Where?”

“There!  Right there!” I said pointing.

“Do you mean that little cloud?”

“NO!  She’s flying.  Can’t you see?  She’s so beautiful.”

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty-five years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I was a live guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show. I am highlighted in the seventh edition of Jim Trelease's million-copy bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital, and the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
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27 Responses to Guest writer: Jennie Fitzkee – Seeing is Believing

  1. A really lovely post, Jennie.

  2. Ritu says:

    Great post Jennie!

  3. Sue Vincent says:

    Thank you for sharing, Jennie…both your story and the post.

  4. beetleypete says:

    I left a comment on Sue’s blog, Jennie.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  5. This was lovely. I still believe in angels.

  6. dgkaye says:

    I left comment over at Sue’s. Jennie. 🙂

  7. reocochran says:

    Very special, I have had the cardinal for my messenger for years.
    Your angel sounds lovely, Jennie. 😇

    • Jennie says:

      Oh my, Robin! The cardinal is quite special. ❤️

      • reocochran says:

        I was blessed with the cardinal’s presence at the time of my dear grandfather’s passing and Every time I have moved, except for one time. . .

        My sister in law teaches (at Baldwin Wallace College) Native American, Irish, Scottish, English, other tribes and clans. We were unwrapping my good dishes on a rainy moving day. I had told her the cardinal sang for me every time I moved since I was 25 years old, I was 44 at the time. She said “not to worry, messengers from beyond come in different ways.” When we came to the last plate, I found a red back feather~ all fluffy and nothing like ones you could buy to make an Indian (Native’s) headdress. We both hugged and I cried. I wrote this out and Guideposts sent me a letter saying many faiths think the closest Earth angel is a bird and frequently it is a cardinal! I just saw a necklace which has this message one may order from the Bradford Exchange. It is very expensive and is called, “Messenger from Heaven.”

      • Jennie says:

        OMG! Finding that feather must have been more moving than seeing a cardinal each time you moved. I’m glad you wrote to Guidepost. I have cardinal wind chimes and figurines. I’ll have to look for a necklace!

    • Jennie says:

      Thank you so much, Marcia. My computer has been sooo slow to download your photos from western MA. I am anxious to read the post. Sorry I haven’t gotten to it yet.

  8. John Fioravanti says:

    I tried to leave a comment on Sue’s site, but I got an error message. I believe you, Jennie. Unfortunately, religions are no help at all in helping us understand the supernatural. Thanks for sharing your story.

  9. ren says:

    This was an enlightening post. Thank you so very much for sharing more of who you are. I had always ‘sensed’ something special about you.
    ….I have learned……
    “We cannot perceive, what we are not the vibration of”. Your mother was not of the same ‘higher’ vibration as you.
    “Filling your chest with a heavy, comforting feeling” is a fantastic description! I believe I can relate to that sensation. Although I have not ‘seen’ as you have, I LOVE that sensation. It accompanies my deep seat of compassion, love, empathy, etc.
    I love a child’s ‘baby-talk’. I feel it IS a language, but we ignore it and make them learn ours, instead.
    And I live with a new 2 year old. She has ‘others’ whom she randomly interacts with. Her mother and I just sit and observe, not wanting to interfere. Just because we cannot see what she sees, does not mean it is not real! You know that better than most. 😀 Hugz

  10. autismandeats says:

    Omg this is so well written. Followed 🙂 I also aspire to spread awareness of neurological diseases through the love of FOOD in Singapore, Nigeria and other parts of the world 🙂 Do also check out my first post and read my blog at Here’s to a great friendship. Appreciate it ❤️

  11. autismandeats says:

    Hi. I would love to guest write on your blog. Can I send you some of my writing. Cheers!

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