This page is for all those who have lost a child - I hope that the poems and links below bring some comfort. Spirit children are often known to 'pop in' and visit myself and other sitters in the circle and always bring many smiles with them. When a child returns to spirit - even if the return is before the child has been born, due to abortion or miscarriage - the child will continue to grow and develop in spirit. Spirit children are often around their families; they take an interest in family life and sometimes they worry about the family that they have left behind. They continue to learn and take an interest in the world in much the same way as a child still on the Earth plane.
God's Lent Child
I'll lend you for a little while a child of mine, God said,
For you to love her while she lives, and mourn for when she's dead.
It may be six or seven years,
or forty-two or three;
But will you, till I call her back, take good care of her for me?
She'll bring her charms to gladden you, and should her stay be
You'll have the lovely memories as a solace for your grief.
I cannot promise she will stay, since all from earth return;
But there are lessons taught below I want this child to learn.
I've searched the whole world over, for teachers kind and true;
And from the throngs that crowd life's lane I have chosen you...
Now will you give her all your love? Nor think the labor pain?
Nor hate me should the angels call, to take this child back again?
To which the parents did reply...
Dear Lord, Thy will be done.
For all the joys thy child will bring, the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter her with tenderness,
We'll love her while we may...
for all the love this child will bring,
forever grateful we will stay.
But should the Angels call for her,
much sooner than we've planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes,
and try to understand.
In a baby castle, just beyond my eye
My baby plays with angel toys that money cannot buy.
Who am I to wish her back into this world of strife?
No, play on my baby, you have eternal life.
At night when all is silent and sleep forsakes my eyes,
I'll hear her tiny footsteps come running to my side.
Her little hands caress me so tenderly and sweet,
I'll breathe a prayer and close my eyes and embrace her in my sleep.
No, I have a treasure I rate above all other,
I have known true glory~I am still her mother.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome & Other Infant Death
Tommy's - the Baby Charity
Child Death Helpline
The Compassionate Friends
BBC - Health - Loss of a Child (resources)
Death of an Adult Child
Miscarriage Help & Advice
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