From its beginning until death, human life is surrounded by their watchful care and intercession. Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life. (CCC 336)The Church encourages us to ask angels for help, just as we implore Mary and the saints for intercession. My guardian angel has a standing request to watch over the kids whenever they are in a car. This reality of guardian angels, supported by Church teaching, brings great comfort. The end goal of parenting is to raise self-sufficient, independent people who will be a benefit to society. That means I have to let them go. I am glad that God will watch over them and keep me from losing my mind. Thanks, guardian angels!
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Merridith Frediani loves words and is delighted by good sentences. She also loves Lake Michigan, dahlias, the first sip of hot coffee in the morning, millennials, and playing Sheepshead with her husband and three kids. Merridith writes for Catholic Mom, Diocesan.com, and her local Catholic Herald. Her first book, Draw Close to Jesus: A Woman’s Guide to Adoration, is available at Our Sunday Visitor and Amazon. You can read more at MerridithFrediani.com.