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Being a Parent Is the Most Important Job in the World

01/29/2013 11:58 am ET | Updated Mar 31, 2013
  • Lorna Byrne Author, #1 International bestsellers,"Love From Heaven and 'A Message of Hope from the Angels'

Being a parent is the most important job in the world. It's a job full of joy but it's also one of the hardest and most challenging.

I have been seeing angels since I was a baby. I see them physically as I would see someone standing in front of me and I see them all the time. I see a guardian angel behind each and every person regardless of religion. I don't know why God lets me see angels when others can't. I don't think I'm special, or better than anybody else, I'm just an ordinary person -- and a mother.

When I see women who are pregnant, I see angels around them celebrating. A few months ago, when I was in New York, I noticed a woman on the street who was pregnant. She was surrounded by angels and they were dancing around her full of joy, so excited about the little baby who was to be born. For a moment, I could see the infant inside of her. I was shown the love that this baby had for its mother and the joy it was feeling because of the way its mother was protecting it and keeping it safe. A child loves its mother long before it is born.

The angels have told me that each and every child chooses its parents before it is conceived. That each child chooses knowing everything about their parents -- the good and the bad, including that they might not be the best parents.

I can't explain why unborn souls choose a particular parent but I can tell you that if you are a parent your child loves you long before it is born. Babies also choose adoptive or long-term foster parents. Sometimes a soul will choose more than two parents, knowing that a parent might die or be unable to rear it.

Occasionally when I am shown a baby in its mother's tummy the angels around the mother will tell me that this little baby is not going to stay, and I will understand there will be a miscarriage. Despite this, the angels show me all the love that this tiny baby is pouring out onto the mother it has chosen. I know that this little soul loves its parents so deeply that even after it has miscarried and gone to Heaven, and is happy there, it is with its parents when they need it.

I am now speaking at events all around the world and have the chance to meet and talk with people from all nationalities and religions. Frequently at events a mother or father will ask me a question like, "What is my destiny?" or "What is my life purpose?" When I refer to their children they will often dismiss their role as a parent, sometimes talking of being a parent as if it is an obstacle put in the way of more important things or is interfering with their real life purpose.

They have this so wrong -- there is no more important role or life purpose than being a parent. Each and every mother has the most important job in the world: to turn their children into kind, loving, caring members of the community, who know right from wrong. Mothers and fathers shape the future of the world, because they shape their children. The future of our world depends on the values and behaviours parents teach their children through their words and their example. This is why there is simply no more important job in the world.

Many parents talk to me about the challenges they face with their children, how stressful life can be and how hopeless and alone they sometimes feel. I remind them that they have a guardian angel with them -- that I see a guardian angel with every person, regardless of their religion (or lack of one) and have never seen a person in the world without a guardian angel. This guardian angel is there especially for them and never ever leaves them for one moment from before they are born until after they die. It is there to help and guide them and if they ask can give them so much help.

I remind parents that their child also has a guardian angel and that they can ask their own guardian angel to ask their child's guardian angel to help their child.

Many mothers and fathers have told me that knowing that both they and their children have a guardian angel has made them better parents. Knowing that there are angels there to help them has made life easier. They tell me that when they find themselves getting irritated or stressed they become conscious of the promptings of their guardian angel, telling them to be patient. They then feel themselves relaxing and becoming more loving and because of this they notice their homes and families becoming more joyful.