The good Lord was creating a model for Navy wives and was into
his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared. She said, "Lord, you seem
to be having a lot of trouble with this one. Whatís wrong with the standard
The Lord replied, "Have you seen the specs on this order? She has to be
completely independent, possess the qualities of both father and mother, be a
perfect hostess to four or forty with an hourís notice, run on black coffee,
handle every emergency imaginable without a manual, be able to carry on
cheerfully, even if she is pregnant or disabled and has the flu, and then she must
be willing to move to a new location ten times in seventeen years. And oh, yes,
she must have six pairs of hands".
The angel shook her head. "Six pairs of hands? No way". The Lord
continued, "Donít worry, we will make other Navy wives to help her. And
we will give her an unusually strong heart so it can swell with pride in her
husbandís achievements, sustain the pain of separations, beat soundly when it
is overworked and tired, and be large enough to say, "I understand", when
she doesnít, and say "I love you", regardless.
"Lord", said the angel, touching his arm gently, "go to bed and
get some rest. You finish this tomorrow". I canít stop now, said the
Lord, "I am so close to creating something unique. Already this model heals
herself when she is sick, can put up six unexpected guests for the weekend, wave
goodbye to her husband from the pier, a runway or depot, and understand why
itís important that he leave".
The angel circled the model of the Navy wife, looked at it closely and sighed,
"it looks fine, but its too soft". "She might look soft",
the Lord replied, "but she has the strength of a lion. You would not
believe what she can endure".
Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Lordís
creation. "Thereís a leak", she announced. "Something is wrong
with the construction. I am not surprised that it has cracked. You are trying to
put too much into this model".
The Lord appeared offended at the angelís lack of confidence. "What you
see is not a leak", he said, "itís a tear". "A tear? What
is it there for?", asked the angel. The Lord replied, "Its for joy,
sadness, pain, disappointment, loneliness, pride, and dedication to all the
values that she and her husband hold dear".
"You are a genius!", exclaimed the angel. The Lord again looked at the
glistening tear, looked puzzled and
replied, "I didnít put it there".
Thank you, Lord... The model you gave
me is Perfect!
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An Angel Named "Mommy"
Once upon a time there was a child ready to be born. The child 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, "Among the many angels, I chose one for you. Your
angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you." The child
"But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and
to be happy." God said, "Your angel will sing for you and will also
you everyday. And you will feel your angel's love and be very
Again the 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
much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak."
what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?" God said, "Your
will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.
" I've heard that on Earth there are bad men. Who will protect
me?" God said, "Your angel will defend you even if it means risking
life." "But I will always be sad because I will not see you
said, "Your angel will always talk to you about me and will teach you the
to come back to me, even though I will always be next to you." At that
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
name." "Her name is not important. You will simply call her "Mommy."
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Navy Wife's Prayers:
|Navy Wives Prayer
At night when I crawl into bed,
My lonely pillow 'neath my head,
I close my eyes and say a prayer,
God keep him safe way over there.
And make me strong so I won't cry,
It's kinda hard to be alone
and teach the kids when their half grown,
without the strength of a father's hand
to guide them in this troubled land.
So I'll need a little help from you,
to let me know what I should do.
And God please will you let him know,
how much we love and miss him so.
And when I feel across the bed,
To where he use to lay his head,
and close my eyes so very tight,
so I won't cry again tonight,
and whisper to the evening air,
Good Night darling, way over there.
|Navy Wives Prayer II
Give me the greatness of heart to see,
The difference between duty and his love for me.
Give me the understanding so that I may know,
When duty calls him, he must go.
And Lord, when he's in a foreign land,
Keep him safe in your loving hand.
Please stay with me and keep me strong.
Give me a task to do each day,
To fill the time when he's away.
And Lord, when he goes out to sea,
Please bring him safely home to me.
|Navy Wife's Prayer III
I look to the stars in the silvery light
And know that they shine on the sea;
I know that they shine over harbor and cove wherever your ship may be
So I ask them to carry my prayer to God and to summon a special star -
To serve as a sentinel over the spot
Where you and your vessel are.
I ask for a dawn with a golden sun
On a calm and gentle sea,
That nothing will happen to interfere
With your duty to keep us all free.
This is a prayer for you
That you will stay safe from harm -
That your ship will be anchored
and you will be safe forever again in my arms.
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