Once upon a time, there was a child ready
to be born.
He 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: "Among the many angels, I chose one
especially for you. She will be waiting for you and will take care of
"But tell me, here in Heaven, I don't do
anything else but sing and smile, and that's enough for me to be happy.
Will I be happy there?"
God: "Your angel will sing for you and will also
smile for you every day. You will feel your angel's love and be happy."
Child: "How am I going to be able to understand
when people talk to me if I don't know the language that men talk?"
God: "Your angel will tell you the most beautiful
and sweet words you will ever hear. With much patience and care,
your angel will teach you how to speak."
"And what am I going to do when I want to
talk to you?"
God: "Your angel will place your hands together
and will teach you how to pray."
Child: "I've heard that on earth there are bad
men. Who will protect me?"
God: "Your angel will defend you even if it means
risking her own life."
"But I will always be sad because I will
not see you anymore."
God: "Your angel will always talk to you about me
and will 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 already be heard.
The child, in a hurry, asked softly:
"Oh God, if I am about to leave now, please tell
me my angel's name."
"Your angel's name is of no importance.
You will call your angel ..."