Sharing This With Those Who Want To Understand
by Judith in California
My Friends, I saved articles regarding loss over the years before the actual loss of my husband Chuck. I just read the Poem and want to share it with all of you in hopes it helps ease some pain.
A Child of Mine
"i'll lend to you for a little while, a child of mine," He said
For you to have while he lives and mourn for when he's dead.
It may be six or seven years or twenty-two or three, but will you,
till I call him back, take care of him for me? He'll bring his joys to
gladden you and shall his stay be brief, you'll have his lovely
memories as solace for your grief. I cannot promise he will stay
since all form 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 the throngs that crowd life's lanes I have selected you. Now will you give him all your love, nor 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 Thy will be done. For all the joy Thy child shall bring, the risk of grief I'll run. I'll shelter him with tenderness, I'll love him while I may and for the happiness we've known , forever grateful stay, And shall the angles call for him much sooner than we've planned, I'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand."
By Edgar Guest
We say "through sickness and in health till death us do part" but we never thought it would be this hard.
God help us go forward and be at peace.