Angel of Joy
My son was about 5 or so at the time and he called me up into his room which he did many of nights. He had a conversation with me about the angels in his room. Well during this time I was going through postpartum depression. I had also recently got my ears pierced. My ears were pierced a long time ago, but they got infected and closed up.
One night my son was drawing some pictures on a notebook. I could not forget this night and neither could he. He showed me the picture of what he drew. I looked.... and all of a sudden I burst out laughing uncontrollably. I could not stop. He drew a round face with the eyes, nose and mouth and wouldn’t you know, my ears were pierced. They angel looked just like me. Our angels look just like us.
My son said to me that night, “God said you needed to laugh”. It was true, I did not laugh for a very long time. I was taking care of two boys on my own plus coping with depression. I needed that laugh more than you know. You see, God knew. I enjoyed those conversations I had with my son. Ones I will cherish forever.
Parents don’t give children enough credit. They were created for Christ and they have more faith then you realize. We just need to teach them about who Jesus is. God loves to use the little children.. he did for me in many ways. He used them to speak to me and in turn brought me out of the depths of my depression.