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A Child’s Angel

by Erma Bombeck

Once upon a time, there was a ready to be born.

He asked : “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and ?”

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 , 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 will sing for you and will also smile for you every day. You will feel your ’s love and be happy.”

Child: “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.  With much patience and care, your angel will you how to .”

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 .”

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 in Heaven, but voices from earth
could already be heard.

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.”

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