Thursday, July 29, 2010

Army Mom's Prayer For Her Son

Found this on Facebook this morning and thought I'd share since I couldn't get a card done for the life of me yesterday. Grab a tissue!

I Give To You, My Son

I held him as an infant; I hugged him as a boy
and through the years he has become my greatest pride and joy.

I love him more than I can say, his life more precious than my own,
but gone are the whims and notions of the little boy that I had known.

For the years have passed so quickly since the time it all began
and now he stands before me with the conviction of a man.

He wants to serve his country, he states aloud with pride
as I try to sort out the emotions that I'm feeling deep inside...

a union of the uncertain fear, which I cannot control
and the allegiance which lies deep within my patriotic soul.

I trust that my years of guidance will serve as a strong foundation
as he performs the duties requested from his beloved nation.

God please guide him as he travels to the places our soldiers have bled
and walk with him through pathways where those heroes' feet have tread.

Oh Sweet Land of Liberty, humbly I give to you, my son
praying you'll return him safely home when his work for you is done.

---Author unknown---

3 comments that make my day!:

Missy said...

This is just beautifully worded. I can't imagine the trials a mother has when her child joins the military.
As much as I am proud of my husband and so many other family members for serving, I pray everyday that my son's will chose another path.

אורית said...

As a mother to a soldier and a wife of a retierd one ,I can't resist my tears. The everyday fear,listning to every news on the radio or net...running to the phone just to hear that everything is regular.
Hope that peace will be on earth and all our sons (around the world)will return home safe and healthy.

MaGoooo said...

Thanks for sharing Lorie! I am a Mom of an Army son and this hit home with lots of tears.

Inky Hugs