To Forever Remain the Friend of a Child

by Andy Wood on March 1, 2009

in 100 Words, Ability, Five LV Laws, Insight, Life Currency, Love

 

To see in him the image of two – an increase to my place in the world;
To shelter him, and walk at his pace until he can walk at mine;
To lend my strength until he has his own;
To model a partnership of intimacy and trust;
To introduce him to an abundant world;
To teach him the ancient ways, that will live in him beyond my lifetime;
To set him free, even from my influence;
To touch eternity by the ways I touch his life…

This is the sacred trust – to forever remain the friend of a child.

Photo Source:  Scenes from Indonesia

Photo credit:  REUTERS/Beawiharta

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will hapeman March 2, 2009 at 8:36 am

I se the photo credit for the wonderful picture, but who wrote the amazing poem?

will hapemans last blog post..Bishop offends Catholics by Being One

Andy Wood March 2, 2009 at 9:07 am

That would be me.

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