Yours and Mine by Mervin G. Fairbanks
The Lord looked down to the earth one day
And saw a couple there.
He said, "Now these two people
make a lovely pair."
I have some spirits here with me
that need a home on earth,
I think I'll bless these folks
with a precious spirit's birth.
This baby, though, is just on loan,
these are the terms my dears;
She may live there just sixty days
or she may live there sixty years.
I hope you'll treat my spirit kindly
while she's down on earth with you
for when she comes back here to me
She has a special job to do.
She'll bring you joy and heartache,
She'll cause you much strife and care,
And she'll bring into your lives, my dears,
love that you can share.
But remember, she's my spirit,
and she's just been loaned down there.
She has a job to do up here,
so help her to prepare.
And now I've called my spirit back,
the job you did was fine.
The spirit that belonged to me,
is now both yours and mine.
I knew that when I called her back
it would cause you bitter tears,
but sharing in her glory,
and the spirit of her years.
I sent her as a loan,
to make your home more bright,
so you could teach her right from wrong
and tuck her in at night.
My loan is paying dividends,
I want you both to know.
I'm glad I loaned that spirit
to you two down below.
xox Auntie Verlee and Uncle Dick