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My memories and my DD

Postby OnceHarmony on Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:51 pm

You know those things you pack around for years and years and never quite know why you do but you just can't let them go.

For me those things are my high school yearbooks and a scrapbook of poetry I'd collected, was written for me or was written by me in high school and my twenties. Oh my, reading them again I was a very tortured soul then. Now I just laugh and grimace at them.

Now I watch My DD gobbling up my yearbooks and scrapbook of poetry and now understand why I packed them around for all those years.
I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little
—Alexander Sattler
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Re: My memories and my DD

Postby OnceHarmony on Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:58 pm

The last entry in my scrapbook is this poem that someone gave to my family when my brother died. I thought I'd share it as there have been KIV parents grieving their children. I found much solace in this poem.

I’ll Lend You a Child by Edgar Guest

“I’ll lend you for a little time 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 of 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 teacher 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 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 him with tenderness,
we’ll love him while we may.
But should the angels call for him
much sooner than we’d planned,
We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes
and try to understand
I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little
—Alexander Sattler
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Re: My memories and my DD

Postby Sunnygirl on Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:22 am

Thank you for sharing that poem ♥
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