I almost died

December 9, 2015 11:49am, I got into the taxi in Colon, Panama, which is on the Atlantic side of Panama (Central America), on my way to the airport an hour away.  As the taxi driver speeds down the highway at upwards of 80mph I noticed some rain clouds coming our way.  I said, 'it looks like rain coming ahead", he said, 'oh no we don't get rain til late after noon'.  I saw some heavy sporadic drops hit  the windshield for about 30 second and then all of a sudden out of nowhere a torrential sheet of rain covered the entire area.  As I am thinking to myself, 'he should really be a bit more cautious and slow down', I felt the tires slip and go out of alignment and the van started to veer left into the concrete median at oncoming traffic.  The taxi driver then turns his steering wheel to go with the van and gain control.  As we barely missed the median the 8 passenger van is now sliding sideways at about 60 MPH.  My seatbelt was on and I grabbed the handle above the door to gain more stability and I noticed we are going backwards now and all I could say was "WHOA!!! WHOOOAAHHH!!!! At that moment I realized this was happening, but at the same it felt surreal, like a roller coaster ride, lol.  It was as if time stood still for a moment to experience this suspended reality; I did not have time for fear, it was more of an adrenaline rush, if you will.  At this time we are going completely backwards and as look  to my side there was a cliff and we were teetering and inching ever so closely to the 3ft metal rail that blockades automobiles from crashing down the mountain.  The taxi driver then turned the wheel again and we  were going in the right direction but sideways, MY SIDE, and now we are sliding into the overpass beams.  The van is slowing down a bit but it is inching closer and closer to that concrete beam and I just knew we were going to have impact or overturn and roll into it.  Somehow by the Father's grace we managed to stop the van about 2 ft from crashing into the beam, me first, and I am so grateful to be sharing this story with you.  I must have some guardian angels all around me, luckily there were no other cars in our vicinity other wise it would have been a different story.  So in the words of an artist friend of min Ben Caron "I am grateful for living" I want to let you know if you are reading these words that, "I LOVE YOU" and I am grateful for you.   If you are amazed by this story as I am please I would love to hear from you. It is good to be loved as tomorrow is not promised; If it just a word or two just let me know you are there for me as I am there for you. I think we desperately need to spread LOVE in this time and be grateful for living because there are those out there who want to take it away from us. As long as I am here on this earth I vow to share it with those all who will receive it.  I hope you will do the same.  Much love and peace to you and yours. Merry Christmas and Happy New year!!!

22 comments

  • Anna Ruth Aaron-DeSpain

    Anna Ruth Aaron-DeSpain Texas

    Oh my! I'm so glad you're OK! That's so scary! I do believe we have guardian angels and I'm so gad yours were on duty! Keep making this world a better place, Delisco. Peace and love, Anna Ruth

    Oh my! I'm so glad you're OK! That's so scary! I do believe we have guardian angels and I'm so gad yours were on duty! Keep making this world a better place, Delisco. Peace and love, Anna Ruth

  • Marci Bakke

    Marci Bakke Las Vegas

    D-I am so glad you are okay. My mom was watching over you and made sure you would be okay. We love you to. Keep safe. Just know that my momis on your shoulder.

    D-I am so glad you are okay. My mom was watching over you and made sure you would be okay. We love you to. Keep safe. Just know that my momis on your shoulder.

  •  Joy Alexander

    Joy Alexander Salina Ks by way of California

    I know who one of those Angels are ! I'am so happy Our Creator saw fit to keep you in our life..You have taught us a lot and given Hope to us all James,You have no idea what you mean to us!!!! I love you and hope this spreads to all who have been thru something like this...or help those who haven't see how Gods love Blankets us all in his loving arms. Thank you so much for being first of all, my friend and also the loving teacher who touches my heart daily. I would love everyone to take the time to read your notes and see what a God send you really are in your music or your teaching! You cant help but see where those teachings come from ! What a gift you are to the world and to me !!! I LOVE YOU SWEET AND GENTLE FRIEND! Maybe this is what I was seeing...maybe ??? Be safe and I pray you stay in HIS loving arms my friend !

    I know who one of those Angels are ! I'am so happy Our Creator saw fit to keep you in our life..You have taught us a lot and given Hope to us all James,You have no idea what you mean to us!!!! I love you and hope this spreads to all who have been thru something like this...or help those who haven't see how Gods love Blankets us all in his loving arms. Thank you so much for being first of all, my friend and also the loving teacher who touches my heart daily. I would love everyone to take the time to read your notes and see what a God send you really are in your music or your teaching! You cant help but see where those teachings come from ! What a gift you are to the world and to me !!! I LOVE YOU SWEET AND GENTLE FRIEND! Maybe this is what I was seeing...maybe ??? Be safe and I pray you stay in HIS loving arms my friend !

  • Celeste

    Celeste

    The moments that stand still are some of our most prominent teachers. Serious time for reflection and shifting our perspective. Always in gratitude. Blessed you are well friend

    The moments that stand still are some of our most prominent teachers. Serious time for reflection and shifting our perspective. Always in gratitude. Blessed you are well friend

  • Avis Ellis

    Avis Ellis Bangkok Thailand

    Oh my goodness Dalisco I'm so glad your ok. What an experience you are definitely meant to be here on this earth for a reason. Thank god your ok. Have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. I remember a long time ago when you told me you are a child of God and now years later he is still shielding you from hurt,harm and danger. Take care my brother.

    Oh my goodness Dalisco I'm so glad your ok. What an experience you are definitely meant to be here on this earth for a reason. Thank god your ok. Have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. I remember a long time ago when you told me you are a child of God and now years later he is still shielding you from hurt,harm and danger. Take care my brother.

  • Maxine

    Maxine Indiana

    James you need to protect yourself better! We need that sweet voice (and face) in our lives. So glad you're okay!!! Hugs!

    James you need to protect yourself better! We need that sweet voice (and face) in our lives. So glad you're okay!!! Hugs!

  • Christina

    Christina Jacksonville, FL

    Sounds like a terribly scary experience. Funny how times like this make the important things in life so much clearer. Thank the Lord for keeping you safe. XOXO

    Sounds like a terribly scary experience. Funny how times like this make the important things in life so much clearer. Thank the Lord for keeping you safe. XOXO

  • Nichole

    Nichole Atlanta by way of Jacksonville, FL

    Just another testimony of how our Father watches over us and protects usevery minute and second of the day. Won't He Do It?

    Just another testimony of how our Father watches over us and protects usevery minute and second of the day. Won't He Do It?

  • Diana

    Diana Fair Oaks, Ca

    Love you my friend

    Love you my friend

  • Kwame

    Kwame NYC

    I love you man. Praise God for his Grace and your Heavenly Angels for protection.

    I love you man. Praise God for his Grace and your Heavenly Angels for protection.

  • Amy Jo

    Amy Jo

    Thank God for our angels that protect us! I am so happy you are safe and healthy!

    Thank God for our angels that protect us! I am so happy you are safe and healthy!

  • randall

    randall las vegas

    God's merciful hand has indeed saved me many times from catastrophe. Glad you are ok. God bless!

    God's merciful hand has indeed saved me many times from catastrophe. Glad you are ok. God bless!

  • Angela Valverde-Riekert

    Angela Valverde-Riekert Durban, South Africa

    Holy Cow D! That's such a scary moment in your life! What a relief your okay my friend! One for the books! Now we gave to bring you here! Enjoy your holiday and see you soon! BIG HUGS XXX

    Holy Cow D! That's such a scary moment in your life! What a relief your okay my friend! One for the books! Now we gave to bring you here! Enjoy your holiday and see you soon! BIG HUGS XXX

  • Patricia. Martinez and Tina Hernandez

    Patricia. Martinez and Tina Hernandez St Petersburg, Fl

    Hello don't know if you remember us from the Michael Jackson Florida Orchestra concert when you brought "Trish" on stage with you, but Thank you for sharing this story and life is so precious! Thank God you're ok and alive to send a message to others from your experience. It was an honor that we had the opportunity to meet you and the experience was magical and will never be forgotten.

    Hello don't know if you remember us from the Michael Jackson Florida Orchestra concert when you brought "Trish" on stage with you, but Thank you for sharing this story and life is so precious! Thank God you're ok and alive to send a message to others from your experience. It was an honor that we had the opportunity to meet you and the experience was magical and will never be forgotten.

  • Keli

    Keli Jacksonville

    wow cousin sounds like you had quite the scare and I know the feeling of riding with a mad person. I walk drive my self or ride with my mother. I miss you and love you and happy you made it thru this ordeal. It would be good to see you again during the Holidays or even if you come here on tour.

    wow cousin sounds like you had quite the scare and I know the feeling of riding with a mad person. I walk drive my self or ride with my mother. I miss you and love you and happy you made it thru this ordeal. It would be good to see you again during the Holidays or even if you come here on tour.

  • Ragu

    Ragu Jax beach Florida

    God bless you, Merry Christmas YOLO, make it count, Love you too

    God bless you, Merry Christmas YOLO, make it count, Love you too

  • deliscoJames

    deliscoJames

    Thanks do much for the comments everyone I love you all. xoxoxo

    Thanks do much for the comments everyone I love you all. xoxoxo

  • Celesta

    Celesta Pittsburgh

    The evening I met you my husband and I were on a cruise, We had just left Freeport and we told you a story of how we both almost drowned while snorkeling. Life is a blessing..every day no mater what the storm is you are going through it is a blessing and you never know when it will end. I know this is late I have been off FB for a bit and just saw this. So grateful you are alright

    The evening I met you my husband and I were on a cruise, We had just left Freeport and we told you a story of how we both almost drowned while snorkeling. Life is a blessing..every day no mater what the storm is you are going through it is a blessing and you never know when it will end. I know this is late I have been off FB for a bit and just saw this. So grateful you are alright

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    tea Irvine, CA

    I'm just home from our wonderful 4th of July night at Irvine Meadows - also my 16th wedding anniversary - YOU were a-maz-ing! I was dancing from start to finish - I came to your site to read up on you, and read your Columbia story! Woah is right! Well I'm here, and like you, want to spread love! So there you go! Thank you for making my anniversary special, I adore MJ and now I adore you too!

    I'm just home from our wonderful 4th of July night at Irvine Meadows - also my 16th wedding anniversary - YOU were a-maz-ing! I was dancing from start to finish - I came to your site to read up on you, and read your Columbia story! Woah is right! Well I'm here, and like you, want to spread love! So there you go! Thank you for making my anniversary special, I adore MJ and now I adore you too!

  • Holmes

    Holmes New York

    That is why we must thank God for each day and pray for travelling mercy! I am glad that God was with you.

    That is why we must thank God for each day and pray for travelling mercy! I am glad that God was with you.

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