The Angel with the Tender Heart


Once in a faraway place, a child was born.*

This child was unlike any other child. He was special. Of course all babies are special, but this child was different. He was really an angel in disguise.

Shortly before this angel’s birth, God gathered all the angels and held an important meeting in Heaven.

“Soon there is to be born on earth a special child. He will be different from other children in the things he will be able to do. I need the bravest of all My cherubs to bring healing. You will be born in this special earthly body. It will not work the same way most do. Although you will have loving parents, life will not be easy. Soon after your birth, they will know your time on earth will be brief.”

The cherubs started jumping up and down, waving their hands, hoping to be chosen! Each knowing it is a great privilege to do God’s work.

God looked among His angels and noticed one whose halo shone brighter than all the rest. “Little Angel with the Golden Glow,” He announced, “I choose you to be born unto this earthly home. Your light is so bright it can penetrate even the deepest sadness and change it into love.”

The angel was thrilled! How he had hoped he would be chosen! All the angels gathered around their friend to say goodbye. The would miss him.

One cherub, The Angel with the Tender Heart, was especially sad. The Angel with the Golden Glow was his best friend. What would he do without him? Sensing his despair, the Angel with the Golden Glow hugged him close.

“Don’t be sad. This is the greatest day of my life. I’m off to share my love with the world. One day you too will be chosen, and then you’ll understand.”

When the Angel with the Golden Glow was ready, he was born to his earthly home. Shortly after his birth, he saw tears in the eyes of all who loved him. They had been told he was different. He would not stay on earth for very long. His family was sad. They hurt inside. They did not understand.

The Angel remembered his gift of the golden glow. From then on, whenever there was sadness, he shone his halo so brightly that the sadness disappeared. It magically turned into love…and his family overflowed with love!

Finally the day came when the angel’s work on earth was completed. He was sad. He would miss his family, especially his mom and dad. He knew they would miss him too. Then he remembered that love never dies. They would always love one another. He also remembered there would be a time when they would be together again. This made him feel better. How he loved them so!

The Angel with the Golden Glow was gently and lovingly returned to heaven.

Once they were reunited, God said, “In you, child, I am well pleased.” All the angels joyfully welcomed him and gave him a great celebration!

The Angel with the Golden Glow was elated to see his best friend. He told him all about his adventures on earth.

When he finished his story, his friend said, “I missed you so much! Yet our time together in heaven will be short. I have the most amazing news! God has chosen me to be born into the same family. There is still much healing that needs to be done. Just think! We will be earthly brothers as well as heavenly brothers! This is surely the greatest honor of my life!”

The Angel with the Golden Glow was so happy for his friend, yet he would miss him.

As they hugged, The Angel with the Tender Heart felt his friend’s sadness. His heart overflowed with so much love that the sadness disappeared! The two cherubs giggled in delight at the love that they had shared and the special gifts they had been given.

As The Angel with the Tender Heart was leaving, he said, “I love you dear friend. I promise to take tender loving care of all those you love on earth. Don’t be sad…for there will be a day when we will be together again. And remember, as you so wisely taught me, I’ll always love you…whether we are together or apart…one from the other.”

We are so happy to announce that our second son, our own Angel with a Tender Heart, will be joining our family in December.

Our hearts are overflowing with joy.

The Angel with the Golden Glow
by Elissa Al-Chockhachy


11 responses »

  1. not kidding – i have no idea what the end of this post said because i can’t see through my crying eyes. what an amazing gift from god – showing you how loved you are! we love you too

  2. YAY!!!!! That is an amazing story and so touching!!! You are absolutely amazing, I am like Shannon, I had to read it twice because I was in tears and couldn’t finish the story the first time. Thanks so much for being you. You are my hero!!!

  3. CONGRATS!!!! I’m so glad everything looks healthy and well with your little boy!

  4. what a BEAUTIFUL way to announce your joy and blessing! how fun for jack and megan to have a brother! you’re the sweetest mom ever. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

  5. Congratulations! What a perfect story to announce the great news! What a tender mercy…

  6. Congrats! I’m so happy for your news. I also really liked this great story. I felt like it was written precisely for you and your family 🙂

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