My Pleasant Infant

James Meikle; March 7, 1797

“A Periodic Interview with the King of Terrors”                                                                                                         

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Our youngest child for some weeks past has been getting teeth, and was seized with a
fever. And though sometimes a little better–yet the fever returned and cut her off.

Yesterday she was interred.

Here, divine sovereignty is clearly manifested–I am spared for many years, but my pleasant infant is mingled with the dead!

In a little while–it will be eternity with us all!

Our best wisdom will be–to hold a loose grip on every comfort which can perish, and to fasten our grip on eternal things. The more we have our hearts in heaven–the less will the troubles of time distress us.

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Image: Wilbur F. Gordy, American Leaders and Heroes (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1905) 75  http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/

8 thoughts on “My Pleasant Infant

  1. ❤ oh my…when the words are able to escape the broken hearted Momma's soul…they resonate with us all…

    "In a little while–it will be eternity with us all!

    Our best wisdom will be–to hold a loose grip on every comfort which can perish, and to fasten our grip on eternal things. The more we have our hearts in heaven–the less will the troubles of time distress us."

    Loving hugs and prayers for all who share this journey… ❤

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