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Though the light grows dim.

What I meant to say (and I truly hope it came across in spite of my awkwardness) was that I admire you and your faithfulness and I don't judge you the way you judge yourself but am humbled by your selflessness and mercy.

If actions reflect hearts, then yours is crystal clear. Even crystal gets cloudy and needs to be gathered up and cleaned but that doesn't make it any less crystal.

So what I meant to say is you are uniquely equipped by clarity of your calling and you or I (for that matter) cannot yet see what God has done. Or how well the work of your hands works for His glory.

What I meant to say was, while you believe yourself to be busy with the exceedingly overwhelming task before you, He is not taken by surprise but knows how to care for you as His beautiful daughter while growing you into the desires of your heart.

What I meant to say was (and don't forget this part) you are not just a mother to a child but a daughter to a Father who delights in you and knows you b…

You make everything glorious.

Ten un-definitive and not - necessarily - in - order reasons to let your boy go ahead and become a man:

10. He gets tall so I feel small.

9. Even if he doesn't, he can do his own laundry.

8. He finally eats enough to satisfy any grandma.

7. He provides protection from predators, large and small. (So far, we're talkin' spiders, rodents and/or questionable human characters.)

6. Plus, I never have to go in the attic anymore.

5. He refuses to let me take myself too seriously by providing constant comic relief.

(Alternate #5 = He constantly makes good fun of me.)

4. Conversations with him keep my perspective sharp and my mind young(er).

3. His mind is refreshingly idealistic and his potential immeasurable.

2. His resilient tenacity is an inspiration as he purposes to become who he was created to be.

1. Having spent a lifetime cherishing and encouraging his boyish ways, manliness is all the more appealing with front row seating.

From this vantage point, I can see the fingerpri…

I won't give up on us.

Today, you may dance too long until I am bewildered.
You may fly too close to the sun for my taste.
You may bob in and out of everyone's reality.
You may talk too much.

Today, I may sit so still as to leave you panicked.
Or I may leave the planet for a time.
I might grasp the edge of my seat and refuse to let go.
I may fall asleep.

Shall we sit daintily in the rose garden and enjoy a cup of tea as the cares remain in yesterday?

Meanwhile, you'll indulge yourself on theories.
I'll trade wisdom for wit.
You'll make the long block while I distract your thoughts.
Presently, I finally get back to laughing.

We'll revel and crow at the wonder of Us, soothing the pain of the time we lost.

Tomorrow, when the time comes to wake and face the world, united, 'tis all the sweeter for our time with the roses.