ROSE AND LINDA’S BLOG TO ALL PARENTS
November 9, 2012 by momsfirstscreenn
[As I was looking through a the book a poem fell out and God laid it on my heart to share it today. It is meant for someone special who will know it when it touches their heart. God Bless our sister and niece Sandy and who ever this touches.]
TO ALL PARENTS
‘I’ll lend you for a little time a child of mind,” 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 22 or three. But will you, till I call him back take care of him for me?
He’ll bring his charms 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 from earth return, but there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.
I’ve searched 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 home 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 him with tenderness, we’ll love him while we may, and for the happiness we’ve known will ever grateful stay.
But shall the angels call for him much sooner then we planned, we’ll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.’