Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Guardian Angels

Image Detail     I recently read a book called Heaven Is For Real.  It is about a little boy who says he went to Heaven while on the operating table when he was three years old.  It was a thought-provoking story, one that often left me smiling, or crying, or at the very least, hoping. 

Did I believe it 100%?  No, not really.  But who cares?  It was a nice thought.

What does that have to do with anything?  I’ll tell you J

We have often wondered where Emma “was” while she was in a coma for 2 ½ weeks.  I can tell you that when she woke up she had a couple of odd things to say!  Do I think she went to Heaven?  Doubtful.  However, I don’t think she was alone in her sleep.

Now, before you call me kooky and click away, hear me out!

In Matthew 18:10 it says, “ Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones;  for I say unto you, That in heaven their [the children’s] angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.”

Children have guardian angels.  When I read this verse sweet relief filled my body, and I smiled. 

Think for a moment how you would feel if your child was in a coma, all alone, on the brink of death for 2 ½ weeks.  I couldn’t stand the thought that she was alone in the recesses of her sub conscience.

But she wasn’t!  She had a guardian angel who was with her, and who was going before God the Father on her behalf.  See why this discovery should make me happy?

So after reading this, I asked Emma if she knew she had a guardian angel.  She looked up from her toys, shrugged, and said, “Yeah.”  Like, duh Mom.

In light of reading the Heaven Is For Real book, I kind of paused.  I said, “How did you know?”

She said, “Because I hear them…

Time out.  She started this sentence, and I’m thinking—she HEARS them?!  But then she finished.

…bowling every time it storms.”

Ha!  I smiled and said, “Oh, that’s right.”

So maybe Emma hasn’t ever ‘met’ her guardian angel, but I believe with all my heart that he is with her.  And that makes me happy.

Anyway, I thought this was a fitting Christmastime subject!  Happy Holidays!


  1. Emma's response was so sweet and funny! I haven't made up my mind about guardian angels (still tilting towards the 'mmm ... maybe not, eh? But never say never. Grandma's spirit might be watching over us.'). But I feel comforted knowing anyone who's severely ill or is in a coma isn't alone.

  2. I know what you mean, Claudine! I've always been on the "not so much" side myself, but I'm clinging to this new-found answer. It makes me feel better : D

  3. Oh, Katie, you've done it again. These are happy tears this time though. Children are amazingly strong sometimes and I think that's proof that they do have Guardian Angels watching over them.

  4. You're right, Kelly, kids are so very strong! They are an inspiration!

  5. Wow, that was so touching! And I'm one of the "kooky" ones who believes in guardian angels. Oh and fairies too. So what if it makes us seem a little "nuts" if it gets us by. Everyone has have to believe in whatever makes them feel better! So I don't think you are kooky in believing Emma has that guardian angel... I simply believe you are a mother who loves her child!

  6. As grown-ups it can be so hard to have faith in things we can't prove. It is so heartwarming to hear about the babes who can believe so easily.

  7. Aw, thanks, Al!

    And Mac, yes! I love that children just "believe"!

  8. What a lovely post. I couldn't agree with you more.

  9. Of course we have guardian angels. Sometimes they are people in our lives that we take for granted. Sometimes we don't even know what they've done for us - until it's too late to say thanks. Part of believing in what you can't see means doing for others without any thought of acknowledgement or gratitude.
    I am a believer in lots of things. I believe in guardian angels, for sure.