August 21, 2009

My Journey to God

College Bound

If only they could stay like this forever—
Dad on one side, Mom on the other,
Each holding their child’s hand
As they pray the Our Father.
They seem strong and indestructible
As they stand, hands together,
A solid unit, forged by years
Of patience, sacrifice, faith, trials.
She is protected now as she never will be again,
This daughter about to fly away.
On the verge of all God has for her,
She looks eagerly ahead.
Her parents can’t go with her,
But they have done their job,
And done it well, with God’s help.
This sweet moment of grace
Is a visible sign of invisible, limitless power.
Where she goes, God goes.
She is borne on the wings of prayer,
And ageless love.

By Linda Abner

(Linda Abner is a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Indianapolis.)

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