of ALL OUR-KIDS that await us!!!!
Aaliyah Michelle (October 29, 2003 - November 10, 2006), Daughter of Sue
Christopher (October 13, 1987 - June 6, 2005), Son of Val
Sonja (December 20, 1982 - January 12, 2004), Daughter of Marcia
Jack Alexander McRobb (May 11, 1998 - August 27, 2001) - Son of Mummy and Daddy McRobb
Gillian Rae Painter (December 28, 1988 - September 23, 2000) - Daughter of Stacy
Tanner, (May 16, 1998 - July 31, 1999), Son of Marcia
Alison (April 14, 1987 - March 2, 1998), daughter of Denise
Christian Copits (June 18, 1993 - December 26, 1996), Son of Richard J. and Beverly A. Copits
Joseph Patrick Tolin (October 28, 1993 - February 18, 1996) and Raphael Jay Tolin (October 29, 1990 - May 20, 1998), children of Tim and Sue
Nathan Andrew Saks (6 Oct 1981 - 20 Nov 1995), son of Jennifer and Kraig
Corry-Sue (August 8, 1975 - April 25, 1994) and Sandy-Beth (May 27, 1979 - October 19, 1991), daughters of Gail.
To All Parents
"I'll lend you for a little time a child of Mine," He said.
"For you to love him while he lives, and mourn for when I come to claim him.
It may be six or eight 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 this wide world over in my search for teachers true,
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes, I have selected you.
Now will you give him all your love, nor 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'll 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, sooner than we've planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand."
by Edgar Guest
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