To the Parents of a Beautiful Person
"I'll lend to you for a little time
A child of Mine" he said,
"For you to love the while he lives
and mourn for when he is dead.
It may be six or seven years,
or twenty two (one) or three:
but will you, 'til I call him back,
take care of him for me?
He'll bring his CHARMS to gladden you
and should his stay be brief,
you'll have his loving memories
as solace for your grief.
I cant not promise he will stay,
since all from earth return,
but there are lessons taught down there
I want this child to learn,
I've looked the wide world over
in My search for teachers true
and from all the throngs that crowd
life's lanes I have selected YOU.
Now will you give him all your love,
not think the labor vain,
nor hate Me when I come to call
to take him back again?"
I fancied that I heard them say,
"Dear Lord, They will be done.
For all the joy this child shall bring,
the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness.
We'll love him while we may,
and for the happiness we've known,
forever grateful stay;
But should the angels call for him
sooner than we've planned
We'll brave the bitter grief
that comes and TRY to understand."
You raised a beautiful person, much respect to you both! Close