Sunday, September 21, 2008

Empty Nest, Full Hearts




Tim,


You have earned this journey and deserve this joy. We are so proud of you, Sweetie. It is only right that our sadness is vast because, for ever nineteen years, you have been our gold light, our compass, and our greatest blessing. It is only right that your happiness is endless because, for many years, this is where you have longed to be, worked to be, and need to be.


We are with you.


All our love,


Mom and Dad







Empty Nest, Full Hearts


Today is the day.


Today, we three


become two


as You


grown into


Your One.


Today, we leave You


here


in college


and head for


home.


Today, we leave You


with all our hope


and all our


forever love.


Today, we wish You


oceans of joy,


our beloved son,


our only child,


our most radiant


blessing.


Today, we wish You


the dreams


of your heart.


Today and always,
"a good time
to laugh
is anytime
you can."


Today and always,


live knowing


that the song of


your childhood


(and ours)


"Jesus love me,


this I know..."


is truth


for You


and for All.


And that


none of us


have to be


perfect


to feel that Love.


You are loved


just because.


Unconditionally


and endlessly.


Today and always,


You carry


our heart


with You.


Today and always,


we cherish


the goodness


and dignity


of Your Soul.


We trust You.


Never doubt


Your Goodness.


Believe in


Your Wisdom.


We treasure


You


so.


And always will.






3 comments:

Carol said...

Laura, Dave, and Tim,
You have been in my heart all day!
Love you much! Wishing you much joy and much peace in this new adventure!
Carol

Franki said...

So, how was your week? Our daughter is a year away from college so I totally connected to your post last week. And I have been wondering how you are doing. I hope you are all enjoying this new chapter of life.

Laura Benson said...

Franki,
Thank you so very much for your warm note. I apologize for my extreme delay. I have been working overseas and the blogspot directions were in Arabic (making it impossible to respond to you and offer updates blog entries, too). Tim is becoming more settled each day and every happy with his decision. Dave and I are just trying to stay extra busy so that we can deal with missing Tim. Knowing there are such caring friends out there - like you and Carol - helps us tremendously. Stay in touch because I would love to offer you support as your daughter makes her own college journey.
Big hugs and respect,
Laura