‘I Hope Mommy Comes Soon,’ Orphan Girl Prays at Bedtime, Old Lady Comes for Her in the Morning – Story of the Day

Little Angelina prayed every night at her foster home because another girl told her God could make her wishes come true. An older woman showed up the next day and told her a surprising tale.

“Really? That works?” Angelina, five-year-old, asked Hannah about Hannah. Hannah was a girl who lived in the foster home.

“Yes, if you pray, God can make things happen,” Hannah assured her.

Angelina had heard from the older girl that prayer was the only way to communicate with God and that she could request for certain things. It would only work if Angelina prayed hard and desired it to happen.

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“Did you get your wish?” Angelina asked Hannah.

“Mrs. Franklin?” Angelina listened intently as someone called from the front door. It sounded strangely familiar to Angelina. It sounded just like her mother.

“Not yet. But my mommy used to tell me that. I hope I’ll see her again soon,” Hannah spoke from Hannah’s top bunk in their bedroom.

Their foster home was okay. But there were many kids – mostly boys – and they all lived in tiny rooms with bunk beds. Angelina misses her mother very much. She did not know what had happened to her, or how she ended in that place.

She was lying in bed one day when suddenly the cops arrived. As they took her from her house, she cried. Her mommy wasn’t there. Five-year-old wanted desperately to return to her home.

She climbed up onto the bed, and knelt next to it, holding her hands tightly in her fists. “Dear God. Please, please, please bring my mommy back soon. Please, bring Mommy back to me,” Angelina prayed. She repeated it several times and then turned to Hannah. “How do I finish?”

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“You say ‘Amen.'”

“Amen!” Angelina almost yelled.

“Everyone, go to bed now!” they heard the call from their foster parents, and Angelina rushed to get back in bed. Their guardians got mad if they stayed up too late, so both girls wrapped themselves in blankets and tried to fall asleep.

“I hope God was listening,” Angelina whispered to Hannah.

“He always is,” Hannah assured her.


The following morning, their foster parents made breakfast for everyone, and Angelina was a little sad that her mommy had not appeared right away.

“You said God would bring my mommy back,” she complained to the older girl.

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“I told you he would. But it takes time. Remember, I’ve been praying too and I’m still waiting. You have to wait, but he will do something,” Hannah replied as she ate her pancakes. Angelina nodded. She had no reason not to believe the girl.

Suddenly, the bell rang. “Who could that be?” their foster mother, Andrea, said.

“Mrs. Franklin?” someone asked from the door, and Angelina’s ears perked up. The voice was eerily familiar to her. It sounded like her mother.

“Mommy!” she exclaimed and rushed to the door. But the woman standing outside didn’t look like her mother. Not exactly. She had gray hair and wrinkles in her eyes. It couldn’t be her mommy. But why did they have the same voice?”

“Angelina, go back to eating,” Andrea insisted, pushing her gently back.

“No, wait. Are you Mrs. Franklin? I’m Danielle Forester. I’m Angelina’s grandmother,” the older woman revealed.

“What? But they never told me this little girl had other family,” Andrea asked, confused.

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Angelina watched them both with wide eyes, especially after hearing about having a grandmother. She had never met her.

“Her mother and I… well, we didn’t have the best relationship. But when she died in a car accident and the social workers found me, I was living in a senior community in Florida. I couldn’t take on a kid, but now I can. I’ve been working with lawyers, and they told me I could pick up my granddaughter today,” Danielle revealed, and Andrea hummed, nodding her head.

“Ok, let me call her case worker, just in case,” she stated. “Please, come in.”

Danielle came in and sat on the couch while Andrea made some phone calls. Meanwhile, Angelina was curious. “You’re really my grandma?”

“Yes, honey. And I came to you. We’re very close to Disney World, so I just bought a new house. Would you like to go with me?”

“Yes! “But Mommy!”

But Mommy?” But I am there and I will never, ever let you go. That’s a promise,” the older woman swore, touching the little girl’s arm affectionately.

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Angelina smiled. Angelina smiled. But God sent you and a grandma can be a mommy too, right?

Danielle laughed lightly. “You could have said that.” She touched Angelina’s face gently as Angela returned.

“The case worker had car trouble and didn’t have time to call me earlier. She assured me that it was true. You can pack Angelina’s stuff and I will take it with me.”

Angelina cheered, hugged the older woman, and went to say goodbye to Hannah. “You were right!

Hannah smiled and the two of them hugged. “See? God always answers our prayers. But it’s different for everyone.”

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Angelina nodded, trusting that those words would stay with her for the rest her life. God had answered Angelina’s prayers, even though he could not give her what she desired.

“I hope he answers your prayers soon,” Before she left with her grandmother, she told Hannah.

What lessons can we take from this story?

  • Faith is the key to success. Angelina never lost her family after her little girl prayed for her mother’s return.
  • It is important to ensure that your kids have somewhere they can stay in the event of an emergency. It’s impossible to predict what might happen so it is important to make sure your children are not left behind if anything happens.

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