nce 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?
God: Among the many angels, I
chose one especially for you. She will be waiting for you and will take
care of you.
Child: But tell me, here in Heaven, I don't do anything else but sing
and smile, and that's enough for me to be happy. Will I be happy there?
God: Your angel will sing for you
and will also smile for you every day. And you will feel your angel's
love and be happy.
Child: And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to
me, if I don't know the language that men talk?
God: 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.
Child: And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?
God: Your angel will place your
hands together and will teach you how to pray.
Child: I've heard that on earth there are bad men. Who will protect me?
God: Your angel will defend you
even if it means risking her own life.
Child: But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.
God: 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 already be heard, and the
child in a hurry asked softly:
Oh God, if I am about to leave now, please tell me my angel's name.
God: Your angel's name is of no
importance. You will call your angel...Mommy.