Dear friends, I wrote this poem after my daughter Amy went back to college in 1995. It is always sad to see our kids go off to college and start school. We raise them to be independent and then they listen..We have to let our children go. They will return. It is exciting to see where the Lord will take them. My kids are married now and have children of their own.
I'm thinking of you...as you let your children go.
God bless, Jennifer aka Gigi
Days of Higher Learning
Sweeping out the sand from the wood floors
In her quiet, empty bedroom
I realize that summer is over once again.
She packs up her life and her smile
And leaves to explore a world not yet known.
Autumn will come with its cool nights
And her memories will fill the air
With sad tears of yesteryear.
Her long hairs lying on the bathroom floor will soon be gone.
Her quiet, empty bedroom remains
To remind us that something is calling her onward
To greater heights
And we cannot go with her
And sadly we remain. (1995)