“Go away,” I told the bright figures who came to comfort me. “My mom is sick, and she might die. I don’t want to play with you! Just leave me alone.” In frustration, I began pushing the bright figures away as I became more fixated by my mother’s suffering.
“I said, leave me alone,” I shouted.
“Who are you yelling at?” asked my mother.
“Oh, no one, Ma. Can I ask you a question?”
“Any time, honey,” she said.
“Well, I sometimes see bright glowing people.”
“Oh, you mean angels,” she said.
“Angels,” I said in a confused tone.
“Yes, honey, God’s helpers, I call them. Don’t worry; I have seen them time to time in my life as well. They won’t hurt you, honey. God sends them to protect us.”
“Protect us,” I thought to myself, but from what? All I knew is that they weren’t protecting me from the students that were hurting me.
“Ok, Ma,” I said. Seeing her so happy and confident was enough for me to not ask for more explanation. I just wanted her to be well. I always went to bed quickly when I sensed that my mother had a good night of health, but waking up startled isn’t fun, let me tell you.
“Why are you standing at the end of my bed? Is it because I won’t play with you?” The bright glowing figure just stood there not paying much attention to me as he appeared to have been just standing watch. “Fine,” I said throwing the blankets over my head. “If you’re not gonna talk, then leave.” When I removed the blanket from my head, the glowing figure was gone.
What if death came for you today? Would you
Forced to face his own mortality, Eddie
Santiago fought to stay alive in a broken world. His incredible journey
through heartbreak, abuse, and adversity left him with one truth: every
life makes a difference.
This is the true and compelling story of
his supernatural quest through the valley of death, doubt, and darkness.
Eddie provides a passionate story that will capture the attention of even
the toughest skeptics.
Angels, demons, heaven, hell, Jesus and the
devil: are they fiction, or are they more real than anything else in the
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About Eddie David Santiago
Eddie David Santiago has worked in the
mental health/substance abuse field since he was 18 years old. He holds
bachelor degrees in both psychology and religious studies and has provided counseling related services for multiple mental health, substance abuse and human service agencies. In addition, he earned his master’s degree in counseling along with certification in educational administration.
With over fifteen years of counseling related experience, Eddie founded the organization L.E.A.D. (Love Endures And Delivers) which offers interactive group trainings, seminar sessions, speaking opportunities for groups of all ages and crisis counseling sessions.
THROUGH THE VALLEY, LOVE ENDURES is based
on Eddie’s early collection of writings, through which he found his voice.
He seeks to inspire others to find their voice and share their own stories.
Eddie resides in the Midwest with his beautiful wife Sarah and their three
amazing children, Faith, Isaiah and Makaylah.
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