had been involved in a stupid flirtation. It was with a man in our circle
who flirted with everyone. I did not take him seriously, but did have slight
feelings of my own. I was and still am a happily married young mother, but
it was a confusing time for me.
One night his wife confronted me and in my defense I said: "I swear on my children's souls that I do not take him seriously." Afterwards, these words haunted me. It was such a horrible thing to say, even if I was being truthfuland the worst part was that I wasn't really sure of my feelings. I berated myself for the whole thing because I knew better and, serious or not, I knew I hadn't behaved the way I'd like another woman to behave towards my husband. Mainly I feared the effect of those words on my kids.
Though I told no one about my turmoil, soon a co-worker lead me to "Embraced By The Light." I read about the Mother's Prayers, and that very night I prayed in an effort to make things right. I accepted responsibilty for my foolishness, and I prayed for the other couple's marriage. Then I asked that any negativity those awful words might bring be directed at me instead of at my children.
The next morning I awoke at 6:00 am in my daughter's bed to a male voice resonating clearly in my head. He simply said: "There will be happiness." I never expected an answer from my prayer! And these are not the word's I'd have chosen to console myself withI'd have been much more detailed! I do not know who's voice I heard, but I have no doubt it was Heavenly. I have never awakened so refreshed and joyful, nor so early without an alarm! I cherish that phrase: "There will be happiness," and repeat it to myself often as a reminder of the power prayer gives us to help ourselves and others. And I remember how God reached out to touch a mother in despair.
L. - WI
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