Saturday, March 1, 2008

A child's angel

My mom sent me this poem. Since we are waiting for our "newborn" it touched me to think that I will be able to help our new child with all of these things.

A newborn's conversation with God

A baby 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?"

God said, "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 behappy."

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 sweetest 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 its 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."

God said, "You will simply call her, Mom."


MyGirlElena said...

This is absolutley beautiful!! May I borrow it for my blog (future post)?

Mary & Michael said...

I just love the poem.

Becky and Keith said...

That poem is the best!! Thanks for sharing! :-)

Connie said...

That is beautiful, sis .. and it isn't even Mother's Day yet :-)

This reminded me of two other, very special angels. Grandma Kathy and Great-Grandmother Marjorie. I remember that we found out they were ill the same week I found out I was pregnant with Brian. They both passed away before he was born. I mentioned this to the very Catholic nanny we hired in Pakistan. Anytime Brian toppled over while playing, or ran into something - he'd get back up and toddle-trot off again. Although she had never met them, the nanny would say a prayer and thank Brian's grandma and great-grandma angels for watching out for him. She was completely sincere, and it was very sweet.

Well, angel-who-is-and-is-to-be, I am happy for you guys as things move on. BTW, do you have a copy of Ruth Yaron's Super Baby Food book? If not, I'll send you mine.
Love to you all, Connie

Christine said...

mygirlelena, yes please use this poem.

Connie said...

btw, I've been meaning to ask. Why a boy? Not that it really matters, but I am curious - if it's none of my beeswax, just say so! As I haven't adopted, I had not even thought about choosing a gender. Sounds like it might be a tricky choice to have to make! Was it a choice you have made as a family, or is it easier to adopt boys (or girls) from certain locations? Do the kids have a preference?

Don Mills Diva said...

That brought a tear to my eye - beautiful!

Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

nice poem. thanks for posting it!

Laurel said...

WOW. Incredible poem. Thanks for posting it!

As for airlines, make sure you go through a travel agent who deals with missionary fares. (We used Lonnie Rowland both trips.) They are up to half of published rates. I highly recommend one-way tickets unless you travel during the middle of summer. It will make your life so much easier if you have choices in Ukraine because most of the US airlines do not have ticket offices in Ukraine and communication is difficult.


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Ashley said...

LOVE IT!!!! Thanks for sharing. :o)