Children are born,
With what lessons to learn,
We may never know?
These are their lessons to learn from and grow.
These are their struggles,
This is their pain,
Their victories and gains.
This is their path they must walk,
From their fresh clean start,
Till their old, worn out soles.
From innocent beginnings,
With knowledge may they grow,
In compassion, wisdom and faith,
The whole world to show.
So don’t be afraid you can’t love them enough,
To take away their every pain.
Remember, most loving Ma and Pa,
In pain there is gain.
With confidence and compassion,
May they grow up strong yet soft of heart,
For one without the other,
Is a miserable lot.
Fighting past their demons,
And mastering their shadow,
With brave steps, false steps, back steps,
And small steps.
At the end of the day,
Life will not leave them high and dry,
God’s love is right there,
However far off, wide or high, deep or steep,
Or solid the brick wall,
Placed firmly at their feet…
Their success in assured.
God’s love, direction and protection,
Is for your precious child,
Forever theirs to keep.