Gratituesday: Guardian Angels


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.

Thanks God!

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  1. Oh my word! Your poor nerves must have been fried after that experience! Thank heavens for guardian angels and protective big brothers. 🙂 So glad to hear everything turned out okay… has your heart-rate returned to normal yet?

  2. yikes! How scary. Glad everything turned out OK.

  3. Yikes ~ what a scary morning! God is so good to keep her safe!

  4. That story made my heart skip a few beats I can’t imagine yours. Pray that she is safe.

  5. Ok my heart is beating really fast and there is a lump in my throat. Oh how wonderful that God sent protection for your precious baby.

  6. Oh, my goodness! Praise God she is ok! How scary!

  7. Thank God! There is nothing in the world like that feeling – whew. The little one and I say the Guardian Angel prayer every night – we love it!

  8. Oh, my!! How scary!! I am glad that your little one’s guardian angel was being attentive! God truly has something great planned for her. Your son is definitely a hero! I hope everyone sleeps well tonight and has sweet dreams to help soften the day’s events!

  9. Thanks God! Angels are wonderful!

  10. Just reading this story made my nerves go up! I think all moms experience terrifying moments like that…they never get easier! Glad your angels were watching out as well as big bro! God Bless

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