The Angel Once upon a time there was a child ready to be born. The child asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to Earth. How am I going to be able to live there being so small and helpless”? God answered, “I have chosen an angel who will be waiting for you and will take care of you.” “But here in Heaven all I ever do is sing and smile and laugh. That’s enough for me to be happy.” “Your angel will sing for you and will smile for you every day, and you will feel your angel’s love and be happy.” “How am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don’t know the language that people speak?” “Your angel will speak to you using the sweetest, most beautiful words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you to speak.” “And what am I going to do when I want to talk to You?” “Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.” “I’ve heard that on Earth there are bad people. Who will protect me?” “Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its own life.” “But I will be sad because I will not see You anymore.” “Your angel will talk to you about Me and teach you the way for you to come back to Me, even though I will always be beside you.” Silence fell across heaven and urgent voices from Earth began to be heard. As a gentle mist settled gently around it, the child asked quietly, “God, since I have to leave You now, would You please tell me my angel’s name?” The Voice whispered from beyond the mist… “Yes, my child… You will call your angel Mommy.” Happy Mother's Day, everyone, even if I am a day late!