Poem: Taking Flight
They are on Loan to Us
I am reminded of a great quote by an unknown author:
To our children, we give two things, one is roots, the other is wings."
September is a time when many parents must make their first pilgrimage to a college in order to help their child settle in to their new residence away from home. Many nests have now become empty and borne from this natural progression comes a new life for all members.
Parenting is a peculiar profession, for it is the only profession that if you've done it correctly, members leave, a good thing. However, if love exists, they return to the nest for feedings now and then and go on to do great things, hopefully flourishing.
As for we parents who are left behind, well, it is incumbent upon us to now spread our wings and follow the dreams that have been put on hold while raising our young.
Read and journal. Find your passion and follow it......................
Creations of burning passion
change the direction of our plight.
Tapestries from heaven, interwoven through our lives.
Tiny spirits who impress us,
grow before our very eyes.
A relationship so precious,
one can never live to deny.
But one day most unexpectedly
when little did we know,
the lark that happily nested here,
spreads its wings to take its flight.
So hold close those golden moments,
when your sparrow is quite young.
For that day you dread so desperately,
is not far off, alas it has come.............