granted us four perfect children
without a blemish.
He gave us a beautiful start and
left us to finish.
We loved them all the very same
The dear Lord wanted one back in
The youngest son it seems was
And no matter how I pleaded
The Lord reached down and
touched his soul.
He must have completed life's
I remember always his dazzling
He turned it on like magic - to
The impish way he teased
That look said "I am pleased."
He made friends where're he went
Almost like he was heaven sent.
Even in war time in a foreign
He followed his Lord's command.
To reach out in love and peace
Before, during and when
He became an ambassador of the
According to His Holy Word.
He came home without a scratch,
But Life sent him another
Leukemia raised its ugly head.
Leaving him with fear and dread.
Needless to say treatment was a
Filled with excruciating pain.
To me, he did not complain.
Finally God heard our prayers.
Through a veil of tears and
I felt the Divine Presence all
He gently slipped away at
I will always miss my son Todd,
But in my heart I know he rests
It's been many years -I'm at
ease --you see
For I know Jesus and my Son wait
©Carol G Oliver