Independence Blvd


You’ve grown up too fast.
Before my eyes… so hard to grasp.

I’m sad… I’m happy…
I’m frightened… I’m excited.

Walking behind… Your little five year old legs.
In the direction of that big yellow school bus.

Transportation to get you where you need to go.
Out into the big world.

Independence Blvd.
That’s the destination.

I fight my yearning to hold you.
Anything to keep you from taking those gigantic big bus steps.

As much as I want to keep you close.
I realize God is your father and your boss.

I will watch you go.
I will hold back the tears.
I will step back and let you find your way.
I will pray.
I will always be close… No matter how far you may go.

Sweet child… Please know “I only let go” because I love you so.

God has big plans for your life… little man.
Go… Discover Independence blvd.

At the end of the day.
That yellow school bus… Will bring you back into my arms.

Where I will love, encourage, and enjoy our special time.
Where I will do my best to prepare you for another day of Independence Blvd.


4 responses to “Independence Blvd”

  1. I just nominated you for the ‘Versatile Blogger Award’. See it HERE: And enjoy, it is well deserved.

  2. I love this post! I so remember this day…when my son went off to Kindergarten!!

    We just celebrated his 23rd birthday!! It flew by…and we’ve enjoyed every minute of it!

    God Bless!

    1. Oh boy! I pray I get stronger as my children grow up but so far I’m weaker :(. Bless you!

      1. Actually…it’s the kids that get stronger!! It’s great having a son who can lug heavy stuff, carry lots of stuff, and climb up on stuff!! Ha!

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