Thursday, June 16, 2016

Precious Child

Sleep is elusive tonight.  I cannot get that toddler out of my head.  The one from Walt Disney World.  I am so distraught over hearing people chatter on about him.  I wish everyone would just stop.  There is nothing, trust me nothing, they are saying or thinking that those parents haven't already thought of. Or will soon.  They will go through every could've, should've, and would've imaginable and probably invent a few more in the coming days, weeks, and months.  And, as hard as we wish to deny it, the truth is...it could have been us.  Me.  You.  My child.  Your child.

Because as diligent as a person may be, it is not their diligence, their watchful eye, their special care that keeps their child.  It is only a circumstance of the plan for their life.  We like to think we are in control of our lives, of our daily happenings, but that is an illusion we create for ourselves in order that we might sleep at night.  The truth is frightening.

Every day I wake up, I wonder...what if.  What if I had done this instead of that, gone here instead of there, called this doctor instead of that doctor...would I still be holding my little boy?  The parents of that toddler will do the same thing.  Only they have to do it under the spotlight of the cruel world.  God help them.


Lyrics:

In my dreams, you are alive and well
Precious child, precious child
In my mind, I see you clear as a bell
Precious child, precious child
In my soul, there is a hole
That can never be filled
But in my heart, there is hope
'Cause you are with me still

In my heart, you live on
Always there never gone
Precious child, you left too soon
Tho' it may be true that we're apart
You will live forever... In my heart

In my plans, I was the first to leave
Precious child, precious child
But in this world, I was left here to grieve
Precious child, my precious child

In my soul, there is a hole
That can never be filled
But in my heart there is hope
And you are with me still

In my heart you live on
Always there, never gone
Precious child, you left too soon,
Tho' it may be true that we're apart
You will live forever... In my heart

God knows I want to hold you,
See you, touch you
And maybe there's a heaven
And someday I will again
Please know you are not forgotten until then

In my heart you live on
Always there never gone
Precious child, you left too soon
Tho' it may be true that we're apart
You will live forever... In my heart

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