Equipping Others


My son and I went shopping.

On Friday,

He will be flying away

For his third year of college.

Just like every time

I send him on his way,

I have mixed feelings.

Don’t get me wrong.

I want our three to succeed.

To fly on their own.


With the joy and anticipation

Comes the sadness.

Life is changing.

My day-to-day adventures

Will be different

As each one takes flight.

While I love to fly off

On my own adventures,

It’s always nice to return


But home is changing.

That’s what happens to parents…

We do our job well (or not)

And the objects of

All that time and energy

Fly off on their own.

As tough as it can be,

It’s exciting to think that,

All these years,

I have been equipping others

To fly high.

To fly free.

Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6, ESV).


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