Oct 29, 2008

Children's Letters to GOD

I went to newly opened National Bookstore in Victory Mall, I was looking for a book for Ishi and Ethan. And then I saw this book that I've been longing to have(i tried to find one in some bookstore but i haven't found any) ever since i saw it in Academies Manila. I worked there as Admin Assistant for almost a year, it's a school for gifted children(their IQ is 150 and above). The library is very near my table and if I have spare time, I'm reading some books there. This is one of my favorite aside from "Diaper Baby" and others that I don't really recognized the title but I loved them! This book entitled "CHILDREN's LETTERS TO GOD". It's funny, yet amazing. As Eric Marshall and Stuart Hample who compiled this letters says "Some of the letters are disarmingly wise, others naive; some are knowing, some simple; some reverent, some not so reverent. Many are weighted with seriousness; others are lit with smiles. All of them are addressed to God with much hope and trust."

Here are some of my favorite letters in this book :
*spelling and grammar have not been corrected, for what they say they say better as they are. - Eric and Stuart

Puzzlements, dilemmas and other imponderables
"In sunday school they told us what you do. Who does it when you are o vacation?" - Jane

"How did you know you were God?" - Charlene

"Dear God, On halloween I am going to wear a Devil's costume, Is that all right with you?" - Marnie

"Dear God, Are you really invicible or is that just a trick?" - Lucy

"Dear God, Is it true my father won't get in heaven if he uses his Bowling Words in the house? " - Anita

"Dear God, Instead of Lettng people die and haveing to make new ones why don't you just keep the ones you got now?" - Jane

"Dear God, i wen to this wedding and they kissed right in church. Is that ok?" - Neil

"God, It's o.k. that you made different religions but don't you get mixed up some-times?" - Arnold

"Dear God, What does it mean you are a Jealous God. I thought you had eveything?" - Jane

"Dear God, Do you know about things before their invented?" - Charles

"Did you really mean Do Unto others as They do Unto you, because if You Did Then I'm Going To Fix My Brother." - Darla

"Dear God, I know all about where babies came from. I think from inside Mommies and Daddies put them there. Where are they before that? Do you have them in heaven? How do they get down here? Do you have to take care of them all first. Please answer all my questions. I always think of you." - Susan

"Dear God, I'm an american, What are you?" - Robert

Fervent wishes, suggestions, complaints
"Dear God, Thank you for the baby brother but what I prayed for was a puppy" - Joyce

"Dear God, How come you didn't invent any new animals lately? We still have Just all the Old ones." - Johny

"Dear God, It rained for are whole vacation and is my father mad! He said some things about you that people are not supposed to say, but I hope you will not hurt him anyway. " - Your friend, But I'm not telling you who I am.

"Dear God, i wish you could not make it so easy for people to come apart. I had 3 stitches and a shot." - Janet

"Dear God, how come you did all those miracles in he old days and don't do any now?" - Seymour

"Dear-God-if-we-c0me-back-as-somthing-please-don't-let-me-be-Jennifer-Horton-because-I-hate-her." - Denise

"Dear God, if you give me genie lamp like Alladin I will give you anything you want except my money or my chess set." - Raphael

"Dear God, maybe Cain and Abel would not kill each so much if they had thier own rooms. It works with my brother." - Larry

"Dear God, I want to be just like my Daddy when I get big but not with so much hair all over." -Sam

Aprovals, confidences and thanks
"You don't have o worry about me. I always lk both ways." - Dean

"Dear God, i think about you sometimes even when I'm not praying" - Elliot

"Dear God, I bet it is very hard for you to love all of everybody in the whole world. There are only 4 people in our family and I can never do it." - Nan

"Dear God, My brother told me about being born but it doesn't sound right." - Marsha

"God I like to live 900 years like the guy in the bible." - Chris

"Dear God, I don't ever feel alone since I found out about you." - Nora

"We read Thos. Edison made light. But in Sun. School They said you did it. So I bet he stoled your idea." - Donna

"If you lt the Dinasor not exstinc we would not have a country. You did the right thing." - Jonathan

"Dear God, here's a poem - I Love you because you give us what we need to live. But I wish you would tell me why you made it so we have to die." - Daniel

"God: the bad people laughed at Noah- you make an ark on dry land you fool. But he was smart he stuck with you. thats what I would do." - Eddie

"Dear God, I do not think anybody could be a greater God. Well I just want you to know but I am not just saying tha because you are God." - Charles

Adults known so much more than children, but if you happen to ready this book, mapapa-isip ka sa mga tanong ng mga batang ito.

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