Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Prayer for Parents, as Commencement approaches.

Dear God,
There is so much cleaning to be done,
and invitations should have gone out
yesterday - when he was 
still a kindergartener, and I had 
veto power over her wardrobe choices.

Did you feel this way when Jesus walked -
proud, and scared for him, wondering
where the years had gone to?

Dear Lord, I would like to know,
what time Martha will arrive 
to take charge of the kitchen
before I lose my mind

Did you feel this way while tolerating yet another
change of plan: carpentry, wilderness studies, 
teaching, hospitality management, political science?

Divine Spirit, breathe in me this day, 
as I cannot hold back holy tears.
Shall we baptize this turning together?


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