Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Forever Young

I have listened to Dylan's song "Forever Young" hundreds of times. I have shout sung the lyrics many times with the windows down while driving across the country and most recently, during the opening credits of the new TV show I watch On Demand- Parenthood. Does anyone else watch this show? Besides being the only thing I have ever liked watching Dax Shepherd in, the characters are interesting and twisty and wear fantastic clothes. They are raw and honest and deal with each other in a real way- a way that is enviably honest.

"Forever Young"


May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young. 
 
My babies. Purslane and Knox. May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong. There is so much I want for you in life, but these things are pretty high up there. I see so much determination and stubbornness in both of you. And these things will be some of your greatest gifts to the world if your Dad and I can do it right and teach you how to wield these weapons safely. Because you will either use them to run over people not as strong as you, or you will use them to lift people up and not be afraid that they will become bigger. When you know who you are and stand upright, you bless those around you. 

And every night when your Dad and I pray over you, we pray that your friends will feel loved by Jesus because they were loved by you. And now I will add that I want you to grow up righteous and grow up to be true. And that you have a strong foundation and your heart always be joyful... and that you love this song as much as I do. Because there is so much goodness in that song. And Dylan is a rock god.


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