Monday, November 29, 2004

For the mother of my children, her mom, my mom, and all moms

The child 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?”

“Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.”

The child further inquired,
“But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to
do anything but sing and smile to be happy.”

God said,
“Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you
and you will feel your angel's love and be very happy.”


Again the child asked,
“And how am I going to be able to understand when
people talk to me if I don't know the language?”

God said,
“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?”

God said,
“Your angel will place your hands together
and will teach you how to pray.”


“Who will protect me?”

God said,
“Your angel will defend you even if it means risking it's life.”

“But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.”

God said,
“Your angel will always talk to you about me and
will teach you the way 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 be heard and the child hurriedly asked,
“God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel's name.”

“You will simply call her
‘Mom.’”