A story read at our March 16 White Eagle Family Service on the theme of ‘A Mother’s Love’, written by Kathryn Bingham.
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Up in Heaven’s Garden two children were playing with their friends and family amongst the beautiful grass and trees and flowers. The Garden was shining with warm sunlight and such happiness filled their hearts. There were many angels amongst them watching them play and the two children felt so loved and protected.

Although they were very happy, one day the children felt the time had come to have another adventure living down on earth. They remembered being there many times before and although they knew it was sometimes hard, very special things happened there too...

As their own special angel came to talk to them about going back to earth, they heard a voice singing and asked their Angel where it came from. The Angel pointed down to Earth where they saw a couple – a mother singing and a father talking in a tender deep voice.

’Oh, these are voices that we know and love,’ they said.

‘Please can we go down and be with these people that we love so much?’.

So the angel arranged for the little boy and the little girl to travel down to earth where they began to grow in their new mother’s tummy. How excited their mother was when she found that she was expecting twins, and she could hardly wait till the day arrived when they were born.

As the hour came for the twins to leave Heaven’s Garden and travel down the Rainbow Bridge to Earth they each heard in their hearts the song of their angel:

‘I’ll love you forever, I’m always here

Our love lasts forever, So precious, so dear’.

Soon they became aware of being gently cradled in their new mother’s arms, gently rocked back and forth and to their surprise they heard their mother singing the very same song:

‘I’ll love you forever, I’m always here

Our love lasts forever, So precious, so dear.’

They were very happy to be back on earth and in no time at all they began to grow and grow and grow. It seemed no time at all before they were little two year olds running around the house, pulling all the books off the shelves, pulling all the food out of the fridge and even flushing toys down the toilet. Sometimes their mother would shout – ‘oh these twins are driving me crazy’, but at night time, as they settled down to sleep, she would sit by their beds and sing:

‘I’ll love you forever, I’m always here

Our love lasts forever, So precious, so dear’.

The twins continued to grow and grow and grow.

Soon they were eight years old, never wanting to come in to dinner, not wanting to sit still at the table, never wanting to come in for a bath. But at night time when they were asleep she would still stand near their beds and sing:

‘I’ll love you forever, I’m always here

Our love lasts forever, So precious, so dear’.

The twins continued to grow and grow and grow until they became teenagers. They wore amazing clothes, listened to loud music, and had interesting friends. Their mother wondered if they remembered where the laundry basket was and whether they remembered that Saturday mornings existed, sometimes she wondered if they remembered that she existed. But still when they were fast asleep in their rooms at night, she would peep into their rooms and sing:

‘I’ll love you forever, I’m always here

Our love lasts forever, So precious, so dear’.

The teenage twins continued to grow and grow until they were fully grown up. They left home and found jobs on the other side of town, and suddenly the house felt quite, quite empty. As she went to bed at night their mother would think of them in their new homes, and sing quietly to herself:

‘I’ll love you forever, I’m always here

Our love lasts forever, So precious, so dear’.

Well of course, their mother—she changed too—she got older and older, until one day she was too weak to get out of bed. The twins came to visit her and held her hands and as she lay sleeping they sang her the song they knew so well:

‘I’ll love you forever, I’m always here

Our love lasts forever, So precious, so dear’.

And as they sang the song, their voices gradually seemed to change, and she felt such a feeling of warmth and love flow around her. She realised that it was her very own angel singing to her and she was travelling up the rainbow bridge to heaven’s garden.

She was very happy to be back there amongst the sun kissed flowers and her friends and her family and especially to see her own mum in the heaven world, and as she settled in to the peace of her new life her angel quietly took her by the hand and, just for a moment she was able to look back down to earth. And there she saw her beloved twins softly singing to their very own new born babies:

‘I’ll love you forever, I’m always here

Our love lasts forever, So precious, so dear’.

And a warm glow of love flowed right from this world to the next…