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Topic: Parent (11/16/06)
TITLE: Look at you
By Lesley-Anne Evans
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My heart welled up within me as, in that instant, I realized the passing of time and the result of the years. And how intensly I loved you, and wished that I could freeze-frame that moment of time. You had no idea, of course, as you smiled and said, do you like my haircut mom? Like it, I said, I think itís fantastic. You look wonderful. Thanks, you said, shy smiling, blue-eyed boy of mine.
And now as I reflect on you and how the years have flown by, I have to wonder where will we go from here? Time will march on, and you will continue to grow away from me. You will find your independance, your passion, your purpose, and it will all be without me, just as it should be. But oh, how it hurts. How I wish it wasnít the way of growing up. I wish I could stay here in this moment with you.
Then Iím reminded that you were never mine in the first place. A visitor in my life, invited by the Father, put under my care for just a little while. Have I allowed myself to become too attached? Have I forgotten that my job has been to prepare you to be free? I want to hang on tightly... but no, release is what God desires and what you need.
So for a little while longer I will try to prepare you for your future, give you the tools that you will need, offer the advice that you may take, and point you in the direction that you may choose to go. Iíll make mistakes and forget some things, but my motherís heart knows that Godís grace will cover all my inadequacies.
And then itís a matter of trust after that. Then I place you wholly into the hands of one who loves you even more than I.
Even now, I choose to entrust you to the one who says......See how I love you... I have engraved your name on the palms of my hands...I know everything about you, every hair on your head...I know when you rise and when you lay down...I love you more than your earthy father or mother...I have plans for you...I will never leave you or forsake you...you are mine...always have been...always will be...always mine...
Go with God, my son.
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