The background for this story is this: A voice from nowhere says, “I’m losing my babies, pray for us.”
A woman across the continent is 18.5 weeks pregnant with twins. Her water broke. There is nothing anyone can do. I cried and I cried. Now I’m keeping vigil. Others are too.
It’s not my story to tell, so I distract myself. This is a story I wanted to share. It’s a summary of a book called Before You Were Born by Howard Schwartz. In this children’s picture book, a child asks for a story about “before I was born.”
A father tells the tale of the Angel, Lailah, who guards the human soul. She watches over the Treasury of Souls in Heaven, this is a garden of flowers when unborn souls grow. Once a soul is chosen to be born, Lailah brings it down to earth. Lailah plants the…
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