With family relationships it oft’ seems
That their deep hooks in our identity
Swift lead our reactions to extremes
And raw emotion of such potency.
It cannot be just biologically,
Though from our parents’ fibres we are knit,
The bond is also forged through history
of moments; smooth as marble, coarse as grit.
On life’s complex journey family extends
As with the paths of others it’s entwined
Through taking on the unexpected bends
We end up leaving precious ones behind.
For some love’s separation stings the heart
Which in defense builds walls to shield it’s pride,
Ironic that the catalyst that starts
The blaze is that which wants you by it’s side.
Not a child but evermore his daughter,
Flew the nest to seek the truth and live it,
Fully fledged you aint who he had thought yer,
Though truly loved, you just don’t neatly fit.
Integrity on you makes strong demands
Which, in conjunction with your wish to share,
Your loving questions he misunderstands;
Therefore so hard to keep investing there.
Seek refuge in the Lord’s unfailing grace,
He knows you and loves you beyond measure,
As with humility your words you lace,
Press on knowing you’re His precious treasure.
I love you heaps; more than I can convey
And wish that I could hold your hand right now,
I guess that’s all I really want to say,
I pray that Jesus uses this somehow.