A Mom’s Tribute
He’s here, he’s here, he’s here! Been crying “happy tears.” My Air Force son is home for awhile, I’m full of Christmas cheer.
We haven’t seen him for a very long time; he’s tall, still thin, all smiles! His dad’s real proud and hugs him hard; mom praises God all the while.
He’s safe, he’s changed, but in very suttle ways – A MAN, no longer a child. The places he’s been, and the stories he shares – wisdom from experience compiled.
The tears and the smiles are jumbled inside as I think of the years that we’ve shared: a baby, a boy, a teen, now a man – does he know how much I cared?
I have to let go (holding on the whole while) knowing he’s only here for a time. My task in his life was to train him to love, and to “fight the good fight” through his prime.
I’m happy and sad, though he’s been here one day; need to relish the moments we have! So proud and so humbled, his journey thus far – changing fear to faith as life’s salve.
I’m praying the same for each parent today, those with children both here and afar; that your peace and assurance would come from Christ’s love. Know He cares for them right where they are.
A very Merry Christ-mas, and a Happy and Peaceful New Year to each and everyone of you.
– From a very contented mom!
Kathleen M. Wichterman
P.S. This is the way a Pinkthinker thinks! 😉