Parenthood Quote of the Day

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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I'll lend you for a little time
A child of mine, God said.
For you to love her while she lives and mourn for her when
she's dead.
It may be six or seven years,
Or twenty two or three,
but will you, till I call her back,
Take care of her for me?
She'll bring her charms to
gladden you
And shall her stay be brief,
You'll have her lovely memories
As solace for your grief.
I cannot promise she 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 the throng that crowds life's lane
I've selected you.
Now will you give her all
your love
Nor think the labour vain
Nor hate me when I come to call.
To take her 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 we'll run.
We'll shelter her with
tenderness,
We'll love her while we
may,
And for the happiness
we've known
Forever grateful stay
But shall the angels call for her
Much sooner then we've
planned,
We'll brave the bitter
grief that comes
And try to understand.

Posted by oneluckystar in Parenthood  ID#:24709

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