Today is the Day

IMG_4613Today is the day we take our oldest son to school and set up his dorm.      

Today is the day I‘ve anticipated and dreaded from the day he was born.

Today is the day three drive away but only two return.

Today is the day he discovers he still has a lot to learn.

 

Today is the day I send my baby out into the world, begging it to be kind.

Today is the day I watch my son spread his wings, lift off, and fly.

Today is the day I let go of his hand.

Today is the day I watch him step out of boyhood and become a man.

 

Today is the day I watch his face shine, anticipating what it is to come.

Today is the day his eagerness glows brighter than the sun.

Today is the day he claims the path laid out by the Lord.

Today is the day he stands in full armor, equipped with his shield and sword.

 

Today is his day; I need to step aside.

Today is the day I’ve prepared him for; it is his time.

Today I release him to follow his dreams

Even as my tears flow in neverending streams.

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