“What is she doing?” The Commander
watched the little angel from his position above the earth.
“Our Sarah is directionally
challenged.” The Lieutenant grimaced as he gazed at his graduate
“She’s flitting from cloud to cloud.”
The Commander narrowed his eyes. “Is that a map in her hand?”
His gaze followed the diminutive resident of Heaven as she
alternated between scanning the paper in her hand and
scrutinizing her surroundings.
“Yes, sir, but she can’t figure it out.
She has no clue she’s holding the diagram upside down.” The
Lieutenant shook his head. “She’s taken Map Reading 101 three
times, and I’ve personally tutored her. She’s a bit dyslexic and
gets her left and right confused, along with east, west, north
and south. At least she knows up and down.” He bit his lip as he
saw the pint-sized trainee shoot up when she needed to go down.
He held his breath when the little angel hesitated in mid-air
with her wings unfurled. She then lowered her head and plunged
several feet at high speed velocity before she righted herself.
blew a loud whooshing breath. “Well, let me rephrase that. She
recognizes up and down most of the time.” He shook his head and
turned his attention to the Commander. “Sir, I’m not so sure
this is the best angel for this assignment. Sarah’s fresh out of
school. May I ask why you didn’t send Rachael?”
“Rachael has other lessons to learn.
Sarah will do fine.” The Commander spoke with conviction.
“I wish I could believe it.”
The Commander smiled. “It’s a matter of
“I believe in her. She’ll mature from
this mission and grow in self-confidence.”
The Superiors grew silent as they
watched the little one. A gust of wind blew the map from her
hand. She made a comical sight as she grabbed at the air for her
set of directions. Losing her balance, she tumbled head over
feet and plummeted to Earth in a spiral. She made a thud when
her bottom hit solid ground. Rising, she inspected her wings and
smiled. Nothing appeared broken.
The Commander furrowed his eyebrows and
turned to his Lieutenant. “Give her time to do her job, but keep
your eyes on her.”