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Angels on a bus

Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

A storm alert was issued on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Driving conditions were good that morning to Lake Geneva, Wis. However, conditions changed rapidly and, at 1:30 p.m., my husband and I were driving in grueling, treacherous white-out conditions on Route 120 and Route 47. With a vice-like grip on the steering wheel and a mantra of prayers, we got home safely.

As I was driving, I noticed that school buses were leaving Woodstock and McHenry. I said aloud, “Please, dear Lord, keep these children safe.”

Arriving safely home, I became stuck on our driveway, unable to drive the car any farther.

Opening the car door, I fell out into the snow. I could not get up. Lying there for about 10 minutes, I heard a vehicle approaching. It was the school bus from McHenry Parkland Middle School.

I screamed, “Help!” The bus stopped. The driver and another student got off the bus and helped me up.

Six other students managed to get me and then my handicapped husband to the house.

I will call these students our angels. I prayed for their safe return to their homes, and they were the angels who returned us home safely.

Our deepest gratitude to our angels. God bless you, our angels: Austin Arns, Emily Miller, Katie Miller, Jack Pliner, Matt Moses, Alex Morales and Carver Breicenbach.

Joseph and Rita Simonaitis

Bull Valley

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