Sunday, October 25, 2009

Amy Dawn Ragan

 

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God's Lent Child
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 years, or forty-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 always have his memories as a 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 search for teachers true
And from the folk that crowd Life’s lane I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love and not think the labour vain,
Nor hate me when I come to take this lent child back again?

I fancy that I heard them say “Dear God, thy will be done.
For all the joys this child will bring the risk of grief we’ll run.
We will shelter him with tenderness, we’ll love him while we may
And for all the happiness we’ve ever known, we’ll ever grateful stay.
But should the angels call him much sooner than we’d planned
We will brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand."
~ Author Unknown

8 comments:

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

so beautiful, may she rest in peace, she is now, without pain or worry.
Molly

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Oh, this poem is making tears fall from my eyes! So beautiful and my prayers are with Amy's family!
Blessings,
Shelia ;)

debbie said...

HUGS PRETTY LADY,
MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND ROY AS YOU TRY TO HELP SHARON THROUGH THIS TERRIBLE GRIEF OF LOOSING HER MATE. PLEASE HUG HER REAL TIGHT FOR ME,AND THE LOSS OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL AUNT. YOU WERE HIT FROM EVERY SIDE. YOU AND ROY BE REAL CAREFUL.
SO MANY OF US, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, WILL BE BURYING A LOVED ONE ON TUESDAY. IT WILL BE THE MOST DIFFICULT DAY OF MY LIFE.
I KNOW WE WILL ALL FEEL EACH OTHERS' PAIN.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP AND LOVE.
ANGEL HUGS
LOVE
BLESSINGS
Debbie
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Dixie said...

Barbara... this is a most beautiful poem.. thanks for sharing it with us.
blessings. Dixie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I am so sad I can barely think of this, Barbara. I really have to keep my mind on the Lord not to cry.

Love to you, sweet one...

XO,

Sheila

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

How beautiful this poem is. What a big responsibility you and Roy have. My prayers are with you.

cindy@stitches

Becca's Dirt said...

A beautiful poem for Amy. God bless this family. She is not in pain anymore.