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This post appeared in September and you all really liked it. Since a lot of books were bought as Christmas presents, it seemed appropriate to post this one again...
People have asked what to do with their angels once they get them home and their angel's mission has started. Honestly, there is no right or wrong answer. Families have free license to adopt and incorporate their angel into their lives however they see fit. Their angels can be slightly mischievous with their hand caught in the cookie jar in the morning or an active part of their daily lives.
Here are some ideas to pump the well of your creativity:
Read the book/s every night with the angel in arms as a comfort and way to reassure kids when it's dark.
Have the angel be the official watchman angel during the holiday seasons (Passover, Lent, Advent, etc.) During these seasonal times, while the kids are sleeping, pick a spot for the watchman angel to land before the kids wake up. Be as creative as you want.
On special occasions such as birthdays, a lost tooth, a special award received, etc. the angel can land at a certain spot in your house in the morning with a special message for the child/children.
Anytime there is a specific written or even spoken prayer request, have the angel land somewhere in the house the next morning. Remind the kids, "Oh, a prayer has gone up...that must mean that our angel is going to take it to God. I wonder where he will land in the morning..." This is a fun conversation to have with kids and to hear what's going on in their minds.
Take the watchman angel with you on trips - day trips, weekend trips, vacations. Take pictures of him visiting a garden, enjoying the surf with your family, lounging by the pool, eating fries, riding a roller coaster (make sure he is secured!), making a snow angel, or hiking a trail. The possibilities are endless!
Have each family member take turns hiding it at night and the rest of the family look for it in the morning. You could even have the person who found it hide it next. Just make sure everyone gets a turn! For those competitive families you can have contests as to who hide it most creatively (i.e. reading a book, taking a bath, baking cookies, etc.)
Watchman angels want to be a part of your family's lives. Therefore, the angels will take on the personality type of its family. The angels are reminders of God's great love for us and one thing we are created to do is have fun.
May your family experience the fullness of an awareness of angels all around us through this divinely delightful series.
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