A Special Angel
Up in heaven a child was ready to be born. The child asked God, "I know You are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how can I survive there? I am so small and helpless."
God replied. "I have chosen a special angel for you there. She will love you and take care of you."
"Here in heaven, Lord, I don't do anything but sing and smile. What will I do on Earth? I won't know how to sing the songs down there."
"Your angel will sing for you." God replied. "and she'll teach you how to sing, too. And you'll learn to laugh as well as smile. Your angel and I will take care of that."
"But how will I understand what people say to me? I don't know a single word of the language they speak!"
"Your angel will say the sweetest things you will ever hear, and she will teach you, word by word, how to speak the language."
"And when I want to talk to You...?"
"Your angel will gently place your little hands together and teach you how. That's the simplest language of all. It's called prayer."
"Who will protect me there, God?"
"Your angel is soft and gentle, but if something threatens you, there is no stronger force on Earth than the power she'll use to defend you."
"I'll be sad not getting to see You anymore."
"I will always be next to you, even though you can't see Me. And your angel will teach you the way to come back to Me if you stray."
Then it was time to go. Excited voices could be heard from earth, anticipating the child's arrival. In a hurry, the babe asked softly, "Oh God, if I must go now, please tell me my angel's name!"
And God replied, "You will call your angel....Mommy."