Today I had the privilege of being in the company of a young man starting the first day of his last year at high school together with a very young little man starting his first day of his school career....a wealth of memories came flooding by in just those precious few minutes I spent with the two of them...years of holding his hand, nurturing, listening, laughing,tears of joy and sadness....today...I wished I could have had my dear parents here with me for just a minute....
Good Luck to all of you...those starting out, those dear ones in the middle somewhere of their schooling and to all those young men that have journeyed together with someone
I have the privilege to call my son!♥
Here's an Irish Blessing for all ....
My wish for you.................
I wish you not a path devoid of clouds, nor a life on a bed of roses,
Not that you might never need regret,
nor that you should never feel pain.
No, that is not my wish for you.
My wish for you is:
That you might be brave in times of trial,
when others lay crosses upon your shoulders.
When mountains must be climbed and chasms are to be crossed,
When hope can scarce shine through.
That every gift God gave you might grow with you
and let you give your gift of joy to all who care for you.
That you may always have a friend who is worth that name,
whom you can trust and who helps you in times of sadness,
Who will defy the storms of daily life at your side.
One more wish I have for you:
That in every hour of joy and pain you may feel God close to you.
This is my wish for you and for all who care for you.
This is my hope for you now and forever.
Anonymous Irish blessing.