Heaven’s Special Child

Child with Lissencephaly
A poem entitled "Heaven's Very Special Child"

A meeting was held quite far from Earth.
It was time again for another birth.
Said the Angels to the Lord above –

“This special child will need much love.

Her progress may be very slow

Accomplishment she may not show.

And she’ll require extra care

From the folks she meets down there.

She may not run or laugh or play

Her thoughts may seem quite far away

So many times she will be labeled

Different, ‘helpless’ and disabled.”

So, let’s be careful where she’s sent.

We want her 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 are 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.