"Language, as well as the faculty of speech, was the immediate gift of God." ~ Noah Webster

Thursday, October 13, 2011


...With Love

A friend of mine recently posted on her blog, the poem below.  It is beautiful.  She posted it for her own personal reasons, but it is filled with so many truths, I wanted to add it here.   I don't think she would mind.
It would have been Isaac's 20th birthday, tomorrow.  We have missed so much of all one enjoys while seeing a child mature; but Isaac?  He is sitting at the feet of God and looking into the face of Jesus.  And I just know he is trading a few good laughs with his great grandpa and once again enjoying the company of his aunt and uncle.
To Isaac's family:  You loved him well; and it is apparent it is a forever love. The way you have handled your grief at your loss, bears an amazing testimony of your continual love and faith in our God.

    To All Parents
"I'll lend you for a while a child of mine," He said.
"For you to love the 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 charms to gladden you, and should 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 looked the wide world over in My search for teachers true
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes I have chosen 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 we 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 much sooner than we've planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand!"

-poem by Edgar Guest

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