A Parent’s Blessing
When you were born
Our hearts were so full of happiness
That there was no room in us for words.
When you were growing
Our hearts were so full of care for you
That we spoke soothingly
And sometimes sharply,
Fearful for your safety,
In the deepest places of our hearts
We spoke lovingly.
As we watch you
Moving forward with your friends
We marvel at all you have done
Our spirits sing praise to God
For the gift that is you.
And, though our hearts
Have stretched to love others,
Yet, there is a place within us
That is yours, and only yours
For the light you have shone on us,
For the life you have called us to,
For the special gift of God
You are now, and will ever be,
For all who were once someone's child, for all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, extended family members, friends and strangers, may we receive the gift and blessing of these words from Presence.
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