Friday, September 22, 2006

Birth of an Angel

Once upon a time there was a child ready to be born. So one day, he asked God:

They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless? Among the many angels, I chose one for you. She'll be waiting for you and will take care of you.

But, tell me, here in Heaven, I don't do anything else but sing and smile - that's enough for me to be happy. Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you everyday. And you will feel your angel's love and be happy.

And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me, if I don't know the language men talk? Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.

And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you? Your angel will place your hands together and teach you how to pray.

I've heard that on earth there are bad men. Who will protect me? Your angel will defend you - even if it means risking her life.

But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore. Your angel will always talk to you about me and will teach you the way for you to come back to me - even though I will always be next to you.

At that moment, there was much peace in heaven. But voices from earth could already be heard and the child, in a hurry, asked softly:

Oh, God, if I'm about to leave now, please tell me my angel's name.

Your angel's name is of no importance.

You will just call your angel, "Mommy".

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