Friday Poem: Let Go

sunset shadowIt can be hard, being a parent. Kids grow up, develop minds of their own, go off into the world, and sometimes do things that we’d much rather they didn’t…sunset 2

You see him falling,
And you want to catch her,
Hold him in your arms
And keep her safe;
But he slips through your fingers,
Past your feet,
and down into the darkness
Where you cannot go.
Yet she is safe,
Even in the lower darkness.

To love without reserve,
And then let go,
Is the hardest lesson;
But nothing is lost in God,
And there is nowhere
That God is not.

However high you fly,
Or low you fall,
You are in God;
There is nowhere
That God is not.

You, the mother with empty arms,
And also the fallen child
In outer darkness
Are both quite safe
And in the arms of God,
For there is nowhere
That God is not.sunsetThese photos were taken last night from Carol’s Cutting, between Ararat and Moyston, where there is a magnificent view of the Grampians. Not ‘great’ photos, as I only had my phone with me, but definitely worth pulling off the road to take them. Driving at dusk, I should be on kangaroo-watch, but I kept forgetting, and looking at the sky instead…glorious!

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