You my child, the last to go

to start this journey of your own.

You have made good choices and worked hard,

yet made mistakes with lessons learned.

I’m excited for this new adventure of yours,

this new chance to watch you shine.

But my heart is heavy in the place

your daily sunshine leaves behind.


Don’t look back, this is God’s way!

Your life is your gift, new each day.

You have but one thing you must do.

Live for the Lord in all you do.

The rest is yours to choose each day,

To fly, to sing, to dance, to pray.

He’s by your side in all you do.

But I’ve got your back,

And I’m praying for you.


Vicki L. Pugliese