Monday, August 13, 2007

5 Year "Anniversary"

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,
not 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!"

In Loving Memory of Allison Grace Jacobs
April 29, 2002 - August 13, 2002
"Some people only dream of angels,
we held one in our arms"


Kari said...

Thinking of your Allison today! Its funny how life can make you feel like 5 years is forever or a very short time. Our Dylan would have been 5.

Praying for peace for you today and always!

buhtafly said...

Sending prayers for you and your family during this time. Angel days are never easy..Our daughter would have been 5 in May. ((((hugs and prayers for peace and understanding)))

Deborah said...

Allison lives on in the minds and hearts of many. Many wishes for a peaceful day today.

Jennifer said...

In my thoughts and prayers on this day....Blessing!

it's me, Val said...

I am thinking of you . . . you know that . . . Allison is watching over you today . . . talk to her . . . she is there, Alexis.

Hugs and lots of love,

Leesha said...

Thinking of you & Matt today. Lots of hugs to you guys.

Erin said...

Prayers and hugs today for you and your family!

Tracey said...

Thinking of you and your family Alexis. {{hugs}} Your precious angel touched so many lives.

Michelle said...

You and your family are in our prayers today!

LiLi said...

You've been on my mind everyday since early last week. I know today is a rough day and I pray that you will have peace in your heart and that the memories of sweet Allison Grace will carry you through. My prayers are with you, Matt and the children today and always.

Jenn said...

Alexis our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

oh amanda said...

Oh, praying for you! Psalm 34:18 says God is CLOSE to the brokenhearted. He's close to you in Him.

Missy said...

My mammaw use to tell me to look for the humor in life.. and that was her calling me. I'm sure Allison is calling to you as well.

I said an extra prayer for you and your family and I'll keep you in my thoughts.

Karen said...

((hugs)) Alexis--I thought of you often over the weekend.

Spice said...

Prayers and hugs Alexis!