Already a believer in angels, today I am extra grateful for my daughter’s special guardian. This morning we were waiting to pick up a friend after preschool when my 20-month-old scampered up the steps in the church. Going through my mail, I didn’t think much of it (she’s up and down stairs all the time) when my 3-year-old said “I’ll go get her, mom.”
Sounds good to me.
Something (someone?) nudged me at that moment and I realized that she could be headed to the balcony. I had never been up there and didn’t know how safe it was, so I quickly followed.
“I’ve got her, mom.” You can imagine the pounding of my heart as I grabbed my (fast!) little daredevil, who was sitting on the edge of the balcony, hanging on to a bar above her… enjoying her private playground. She was six inches away from falling 20 feet to the pews below.
Guardian Angel Prayer
Angel of God, My Guardian Dear
to whom God’s love commits me here.
Ever this day be at my side
to light and guard and rule and guide.
And my little 3-year-old buddy? He got lots of praise from his teary mommy. He was indeed hanging on to his sister, saving her from the fall.
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