One night I had scolded her for something. She began to cry and said, "I hate myself". There are no words a parent wants to hear less than those three words. I was shocked and upset that she could say such a thing. I hugged her and told her never to feel that way, that I loved her very much and that she was wonderful and special. I explained that I wasn't feeling good and although I was cranky with her, it wasn't really anything she had done. I then tucked her in bed with tears in my eyes.
I went to my bedroom and began to cry for a while, realizing the only thing I could do was to pray. I prayed desperately for God to help my daughter, to let her know how much he loved her and that she was special.
That night passed. Two or three days later she came home from the private Christian school she was attending and was excited to tell me something.
"Mommy, I saw an angel at school today."
In disbelief I asked her to repeat what she had said.
"I saw an angel at school today...and she talked to me."
"What did she say," I asked?
"She said that God loved me and that he loved all his children."
I was having a difficult time believing my daughter until a little later I remembered my prayer to God, "Please let her know she is loved". Then a smile came across my face.
God does answer prayers. He let my daughter know she is known and loved by the greatest of them all, Him, the God of Heaven and he sent one of his own special Angels to let her know.
Our lives changed from that moment, to know that God knows we are here and cares enough to dispatch an Angel to help us in our time of need. To this day, when my daughter gets down on herself, I remind her that God sent his very own Angel to her and there is nothing more special than that!
May God Bless You!
Copyright © 2007 Nancy Maxwell