A baby 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 replied,
"Your angel will be waiting for you and
will take care of you." The child further inquired,
"But tell me...here in heaven I don't have to
do anything but sing and smile to be happy...
"God said " Your angel will sing for you and
also smile for you, and you will feel
your angels love and be very happy."
Again, the small child asked "And how am I going to
be able to understand when people
talk to me, if I don't know the language?"
God said, "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."
The child then said "But what am I
going to do when I want to talk to you?"
God said, "Your angel will place your
hands together, and teach you how to pray."
"Who will protect me?" the baby asked.
God said, "Your angel will defend you, even if
it means risking its own life."
"But I will always be sad cause I will not see you anymore..."
God said, "Your angel will always talk
to you about me, and 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 be heard and the child
hurriedly asked, "God, if I am to leave now,
please tell me my angels name!" God replied...
"You will simply call her Mom."
"A mother's nurturing love arouses in children, from their earliest days on earth, an awakening of the memories of love and goodness they experienced in their premortal existence."
-M. Russell Ballard.