Skip to comments.Heavenly Voices-a child's perspective
Posted on 02/13/2012 6:42:59 PM PST by Catholic Examiner
There are times when children are the most sensitive creatures to spiritual thinking.
I'm sure we all have a tale or two about ways in which children express the sacred. I had one such story happen to me in the wee hours of the morning.
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Bad grammar is always irritating.
I was fine (her grandma) but her greatgrandma was in the hospital and that evening she was a little confused and pulled out her IV. If you do that its like opening your vein and the nurses heard her fall and she was covered in blood from pulling out the IV.
My daughter as a baby would cry at night once in awhile, but as soon as you picked her up she would go back to sleep. One night she didn’t fall asleep, and just kept crying. Mom walked her, rocked her, to no avail. Tried snuggling with her in our bed. Checked the diaper, temperature, feeding, nothing.
So finally I got up to give mom a break and rocked her. Listened and sang with the music, nothing. I got up and walked her around - just happened to go through the kitchen and it felt warm by the dishwasher. I put my hand on it and it was burning hot. I dropped the baby in bed with my wife, went back to the washer - opened up the door and the heating coil was red hot and a couple plastic bowls were melting onto the coil and starting to smoke - the drying cycle hadn’t turned off from washing the dishes hours before. I ran downstairs and pulled the circuit breaker. Came back upstairs and told my wife.
Our daughter was asleep. My wife said she stopped crying and fell asleep as soon as I dropped her in bed. I don’t know if she heard voices - but something sure told her to not quit crying until the dishwasher was taken care of!
Oops - I guess I should have read the article first! Not voices - just a case of mistaken identity. But yeah - nice that the kid associated it with angels.
REALLY strange, but on Leno I think it was it was asked of parents if they ever told a little white lie to their kids. It was shocking to her some of them - like “if you don’t go to sleep the monster in the closet will get you”!!!??? (Yeah - that will help the kid get to sleep!)
Interesting experience, she was listening to her guardian angel that day....:O)
Since then she had two VERY close calls with death as a toddler. Now she is 14 and going through the adolescent phase of “nobody likes me, what am I here for, etc.” We remind her of those instances, that God IS watching over her, and He has a plan for her.
When feeling unloved, my son's would walk around the house saying: Everybody hates me, no body loves me, I'll eat some worms and die.....that caused me to laugh and pat them on the head, thats all they needed...a little reassurance...but the teen years are hard on parents, your not alone....:O)
Thank you all for your comments (and pardon the grammar). Your stories are heart warming and continue the hope that our children will know the presence of God’s protection.
Also, too, I have teenagers. I will pray for you. And remember us in your prayers also.