God's Lent Child

this is another one posted on my wall. My mom altered it to fit our circumstances.

‘I’ll lend you for a little while a child of mine’ God said

‘For you to love the while he lives and mourn for when he’s dead’

It may be six or seven months, or forty two or three years,

But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?

He’ll bring his charm to gladden you, and should his stay be brief

You’ll always have his memories as solace in your grief.

I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return

But there are lessons taught below I want this child to learn.

I’ve looked this whole world over, in my quest for teachers true

And from folk that crowd life’s lane, I have chosen you.

Now will you give him all your love and not to think this labour vain

Nor hate me when I come to take this lent child back again.

I fancy that I hear them say ‘Dear God thy will be done’

For all the joys this child will bring, the risks of grief will run.

We will shelter him tenderness, we’ll love him while me may

And for all the happiness we’ve ever known, we’ll ever grateful stay.

But should the angels call him back much SOONER than we planned

We will brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.

Amanda HurleyFlat Rock, Michigan
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    Amanda Hurley
    We had this one on the prayer card/program that my mom made for Connor's funeral. This was given to me the day after he died. I cannot believe that it's been almost two weeks.
    8Theresa Gould
    It doesn't seem like two weeks at all.
      This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
        8Theresa Gould
        This is beautiful too. A great reminder our children are "lent" and not truly ours to begin with, which is kind of hard to think about...at least for me.
        About Amanda Hurley
        Current: Flat Rock, Michigan
        Birth: October 04
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        I am a 28 year old SAHM of four children. Mr. Connor is my son. I am looking for some additional help for a permanent grave marker. If you would like to help with expenses or would like to send a card, please inbox me for an address and details. Thank you