Remembrances of Heaven’s Very Special Child
A meeting was held quite far from Earth! It’s time again for another birth.
Said the Angels to the LORD above, This Special Child will need much love.
His progress may be very slow. Accomplishments he may not show.
And he’ll require extra care from the folks he meets down there.
He may not run or laugh or play. His thoughts may seem quite far away,
In many ways he won’t adapt, and he’ll be known as handicapped.
So let’s be careful where he’s sent, we want his life to be content.
Please LORD, find the parents who will do a special job for you.
They will not realize right away the leading role they’re asked to play.
But with this child sent from above, comes stronger faith and richer love.
And soon they’ll know the privilege given, in caring for their gift from Heaven.
Their precious charge, so meek and mild, is HEAVEN’S VERY SPECIAL CHILD.
Edna Massionilla, The Optomist- newsletter for PROUD, Parents Regional Outreach for Understanding Down’s Inc., December 1981.
My Musing – Every child is precious to our Lord, and in a sense is Heaven’s Very Special Child. But today, if you will indulge me, I am sharing some remembrances of our oldest son Joshua, who died twenty-five years ago today. He was only nine years old. Because he was born with severe physical and mental disabilities (see “Cain’t Leaves His Mark”), there would be no graduation celebrations. No major birthday milestones after his first, as he never lived to see double digits. No Continue reading “Remembrances of Heaven’s Very Special Child”