A Parents Prayer
(Grief Poems Loss Of A Child)
Dear God, you sent a child to me
to fill my life with joy ..
And only You knew which was best-
a little girl or boy.
Somehow I took for granted, Lord
that we would have a lifetime ..
And I made so many future plans
for that precious child of mine.
Enchanted by that Miracle
caught up in each new day ..
I guess I didn’t hear You, Lord
when You said, “This one can’t stay.”
I trust you, Lord. Thy will; not mine
yet I can’t understand ..
This sudden loss-the emptiness
caused by another’s hand.
I know my child’s an angel now
but my heart is aching so ..
I’m sorry I wasn’t ready, Lord
to let my baby go.
There wasn’t time for one last hug
there was no final kiss ..
Oh God, it’s all those special smiles
that I already miss.
So Lord, could you do just one thing
For me especially? ..
Please hold my angel close to You
and say goodbye for me.