Tuesday, September 04, 2007

My son wrote this

He posted it on his blog a few days ago. I think its beautiful. I just had to share.

Hope

Let me be buried in the likeness of your death--
Lust and fear, vanity and sloth, pride and misery--
Down, down into the blackness of the grave;
Slain.

But leave me not there.

Let me be raised in the likeness of your resurrection--
To be purged and washed, broken and edified, rebuked and instructed--
To follow and obey;
Becoming.

But forsake me not then.

Let me be caught up in the likeness of your ascension--
To be given my true name, to eat of your bread, to bathe in the river of life--
To adore and be adored;
Remade.

And cast me not away, but let me dwell with you forever.

8 comments:

The Charmed Life Online said...

Oh my goodness! That is beautiful! Your son is so talented. Thanks for sharing his work with us.

Lori said...

What a deep-thinking, spiritually-minded young man he must be!

Lori said...

I'm passing on a "favorites meme" to you, see my blog! :D

melissa c said...

Just beautiful!

Melissa
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lizziefitz said...

breath taking!

Kimba Rimba said...

That is very touching, you should be so proud!

Southern Sugar said...

thank you so much for all your kind words. as parents we often take the time to speak our childrens' praises and our friends usually tolerate it because they like to do the same. but this piece in particularly touched me. it really showed me a picture into the heart of a young man that i have loved and nurtured as though it were an actual place i could walk in and look around and know that in that vast, deep and beautiful place, know that I had been allowed to help build it. This kid has got it. No matter where he ends up or what comes his way he's got all that really matters. And there isn't anything more I could want for him or a better reward I ask for for being his mom. So thanks for letting me share.

Mrs. P said...

You should be so proud! That was beautiful.