“The crying of a child signs of something trivial,
signs of something dreadfully wrong.
The crying of a child signs of fright,
signs of fear,
signs of pain endured,
signs of discomfit,
signs of something for the mouth.
The crying of a child signs for attention,
signs for being gathered in the arms,
signs for being comforted or burped.
The crying of a child signs to parents still asleep,
expresses interest in their movement,
awaits the sounding of a voice.
The crying of a child is in the absence of involvement,
is in the cold of night,
is in the silence of a room,
is in the closing of a door.
The crying of a child cocks the ears of listeners,
brings anxiety to the mother,
leads to attendance of inspection.
The crying of a child changes to a sobbing,
collapses into sleep.
The crying of a child is not a pleasant introduction to the day,
is not a pleasant sound when brought before the table,
is not a pleasant noise when struggling with the clothing,
is not a pleasant time when preparing for the bath.
The crying of a child accompanies a bee sting brought into the home,
accompanies the closeup barking of a dog,
accompanies the startling of a shout.
The crying of a child invites medical attention,
invites diagnosis of the symptoms,
invites an attack upon a fever.
The crying of a child invites a prayer for recovery,
invites a prayer of well-being,
invites a prayer in gratitude.
The crying of a child invokes the call to angels,
invokes the call to be answered by My Spirit,
invokes the call where healing answers faith.
The crying of a child can be the result of bruising,
can be the result of physical abuse,
can be the result of misbehaviour by one who should know better,
by one who is close at hand,
by one who is not sympathetic to the crying of a child.
The crying of a child is far from the face of happiness,
is far from the explaining of the reason,
is far from the naming of the source of the distress.
The crying of a child is the seeking of relief from that which so disturbs,
is the sound signifying someone is in need of help to satisfy a need,
is a cry for help from the helpless soul.
The crying of a child is the trigger which twists a mother’s heart,
which moves a mother to reach out,
which brings a mother’s comfort mingled with her love,
which provides the mother’s protection from that which poses threats.
The crying of a child arises from the teasing of the siblings,
the grabbing of possessions,
the scattering of painstaking constructions on the floor.
The crying of a child expresses exasperation,
from which escape is not made possible.
The crying of a child is a declaration of boredom within an environment:
which does not change –
where the child cannot reach out,
where the child is stuck where placed,
where the child cannot make connections for development.
The crying of a child should not set up a scene of punishment,
should not set up a scene of banishment,
should not set up a scene where love gives cause to be doubted.
The crying of a child has the angels filling in their records for reference on another day,
comforting both the spirit and the soul,
putting into play divine appointments which benefit the child,
lift and place a wounded child upon the stand-in knee of God.”