SPECIAL CHILDREN: Khalid is definitely 'a gift from heaven' to Imran's family
IT saddened me to read of 4-year-old Tay-Sachs disease victim Mohammed Khalid Muhammad Imran's passing on May 18 ("Goodbye Khalid" -- NST, May 20). My heart goes out to Muhammad Imran and his wife.
Imran is correct in saying that "God has blessed us with Khalid". This reminds me of a poem sent to me by my friend, Anne Lim.
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.
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 realise 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."