When My Little Girl Told Me She Saw Angels—I Didn’t Know What to Believe


My daughter recently shared quite an extraordinary experience …

“Mommy!  Guess what happened last night? I saw three ANGELS! I woke up and there they were…watching me!  One was tall and skinny and she was up on the curtains, another was on the other side of the curtains and she was smiling like the skinny angel. Then there was a little one that was kind of chubby sitting with her legs criss-cross applesauce on my stuffed animal bin! She was so cute, mom!  She had a little look like she was going to giggle. They were all white but you could see through them. They were all looking at me and kept smiling, and I smiled back. Then, when I woke up this morning, the angels were gone.”

Angels.  My baby saw angels.

What we can’t see, what we can’t feel, and what we can’t quite understand…we long to know. Most of us walk in faith, believing in all we can’t see, feel, or understand. Within our sacred sanctuaries, we search for purpose and protection while we find peace in knowing we are cared for and loved by an Almighty Powerful God. Faith’s landscape is tricky terrain. There are some who choose to believe in the power of humanity over divinity. And yet there are others whose souls deny those deep waters, so they build comfortable barriers of protection that keep them safe and buoyant while floating atop the unknown. I always wonder if they too, yearn for understanding and search in secret…

Is there really a Heavenly Father?  Do Angels watch over me?  Am I loved and cared for by an Omnipotent Creator? Where is the proof?

I believe these are the timeless questions we all long to answer.

There are powerful stories… divine encounters that exalt Heavenly Realms in some miraculous way, connecting far beyond our own existence. We listen or read about these experiences with the awe and curiosity of a child, and perhaps we doubt the reality as an adult. Our world is rich with questions, yet too often we find emptiness and echoes of silent answers. We pursue evidence, and get lost in the dark swirling reasoning of why and how. Is it real? Is it true? Do I believe?

Is there A Living God? 

Don’t we all long for something tangible?  Do we sometimes wonder in the corner of our thoughts, if all the glory and divine power and majesty of the Heavens is open to all?

Or even open at all…

If only we could put our hands in His Side. (John 20:27)   

My daughter has been told countless times, how her Father in Heaven loves and cherishes His beloved children. She has always had such a passion for God, witnessed by her constant desire to talk about Jesus and sing church songs. We have prayed together, sang together, and her endless questions about God reveal her devoted passion to seek truth. As she suffered through difficult struggles in her young life, I believe her passionate faith inspired her strength. There is something so innocent and powerful, when a child’s spirit soars. It’s been a beautiful testimony for me to realize God’s Hand in her life. My girl has grown to believe.

And now she has seen His Angels…

I told her to write down exactly what she saw. She resisted with “Aw mom, why do I have to do that?”, as if it was a torturous  homework assignment. She doesn’t get it. She doesn’t realize that in that wondrous night, she experienced what most would never live to see in a lifetime. She was witness to the miracle of knowing, not just believing. She was blessed with an astounding truth to behold.


And as time passes, and the world sucks her in and swirls her around into questioning and wondering…

As she grows older and the world wages war on her faith with circumstances beyond her control…

When she limits her vision to only what she sees and feels and understands…

There will come a time, when she will remember the moment she saw three angels smiling at her.

And she will know.

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Christine Carter
Christine Carter is a SAHM of two pretty amazing kids. She has been writing at TheMomCafe.com for six years, where she hopes to encourage mothers everywhere through her humor, inspiration and faith. You can also find her work on For Every Mom, Blunt Moms, Sammiches and Psych Meds, Mamapedia, Her View From Home, Huffington Post, MomBabble, and Scary Mommy. She is the author of "Help and Hope While You're Healing: A woman's guide toward wellness while recovering from injury, surgery, or illness." You can follow Christine on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and Pinterest.