Our Precious Son
September 10, 1985 - November 19, 2003
Our Beloved Son
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
"Death-the last voyage,
the longest and the best"
Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his,
and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
For his anger endureth but a moment;
in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night,
but joy cometh in the morning. (Ps 30.4-5)
With Love From
11/05/68 - 10/19/02
Please visit Angel Eric's main page at In Loving Memory of Eric LaPointe
Thank you to Beth, Angel Hayes' Mom for finding the song for this page for me!
Please visit her web page for her son by clicking on the banner below ~
Graphics by Beverly
Page created by Lily
With Thanks to above graphic artists