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This Little Light of Mine

God lent me a child
For me to love and to care for.
He couldn't promise he would stay
Since all from earth return.

Joshua gave me so much joy
And I wanted to hide him from the world and all it's pain.
showed him only laughter,
The beauty of butterflies,
The wonder of God's sunrise and of that same sun setting.

I showed him the fun of walking in the rain,
The serenity of hiking in the mountains,
The joy of rolling in the grass,
And watching the clouds as they pass by.

For soon we are too serious and stressed to laugh.
We become too busy to notice a butterfly.
We are too tired to rise for the sunrise

And the sun setting only means the end of another day of work;
The sound of rain becomes the screech of tires and traffic jams,
The mountains and streams become
undeveloped land that create a burden for our travels,
Grass becomes hay to be mowed
And who after childhood takes time to stop and notice the clouds?

I won't see his smile
And I won't hear his laugh anymore
'Cause time wasn't on his side.

But he taught me to look at the world through a child's eye
And to take time to enjoy life's simple joys.
No, I'll never forget him;
I'll never let him out of my heart;
And I'll hold on to the memories.

I think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years.
I give him back to you, O Lord,
Who first gave him to me,
In heaven with Jesus, again we shall meet

This Little Light of Mine, I'm going to let it shine...

By Julie Blue
Written in loving memory of her son
Joshua Blue

May 12, 1992 - June 11, 1996


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