Saturday, June 2, 2018

Full Circle

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It became abundantly obvious that day 
when he stood next to that mama tiger's cub
that he had come full circle.

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Where this mom had once stood a little intimidated
by the presence of that big wild cat next to her tiny, happy boy,
now her cub was dwarfed by him.

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It was almost as though she had noticed too.

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He has come full circle in ways too numerous to count.

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Baby Ben

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And he's been teaching us to say goodbye

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almost since we first said hello.

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Tonight he graduates.

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Of course we are proud of him.  He's our son.
But this one thing struck me as so appropriate.
He's a guy who values honor more than honors.
He is, indeed, graduating with honor.

"He has told you, O man, what is good:
and what does the LORD require of you
but to do justice,
to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?"
Micah 6:8

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Tears...

Diwakar said...

Hello Mrs. Tracy. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India. I am glad to stop by your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I am also blessed and feel privileged and honored to get connected with you as well as know you and your family Lee and Ben and Bethany. Ben looks very handsome and it seems his pictures from his early young age show how he has developed to be a young growing man with sports as a passion.I love getting connected with the people of God around the globe to be encouraged,strengthened and praying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 40 yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the brokenhearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. we would love to have you both and your growing kids to come to Mumbai to work with us during your vacation time. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God's richest blessings on you, your family and friends and also wishing you a blessed and a Christ centred rest of the year 2018. My email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede.