Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Graduation Blessing

Our first born graduated this past Saturday. Since we teach at home, there wasn't a big ceremony. She had the choice to participate in a graduation cermony with other area home taught seniors but declined. I felt like we needed something to mark this milestone. The solution? We invited family members to attend a short program before her party began. I read the following, watched a special surprise video by her writing mentor and friend, and watched Sarah's life in pictures and songs via a picture slide show.

If you know me, you know I'm a crier. I am happy to report I read the following blessing without a tear falling. Impressive, I know! Enjoy.


Your dad and I are so proud of you. Your passion for writing and your desire to help others feel beautiful both on the inside and out are beautiful. Most importantly, we have been privileged to witness your spiritual growth and love of God.

I clearly remember my reaction to your announcement of wanting to become a cosmetologist. On the outside, I remained calm. On the inside, my voice was saying, “What? What about writing? What about all that money we are spending on 2 years of Christian Writers’ Guild courses?” I, instead, said, "I thought you were going to college for writing." When you explained why you wanted to explore this career path, I started to understand. However, it wasn’t until I was talking with a friend I truly understood. Her reaction? “What a great ministry.” She further explained people seem to open up to their stylist when sitting in the chair and how the light of Jesus will shine through you. Sarah, may you ask for guidance and God’s words each day. May you truly bless others by listening.

God has kissed you with a gift of writing. As you already know, there will be times of joy and excitement. Remember to thank God for His provision. At times, you will be overwhelmed. Fear and doubt sneak in. Always seek God first. Remember He is the one who has called you. He will never leave you. There will be days of crying out to Him. In the midst of your cries, listen. Listen carefully and be obedient. He will always guide you. Sarah, may you always seek God’s words in your writing. May you continually use those words to uplift others and to worship and glorify the Maker of Words.

One day we are sitting in a rocking chair softly singing you back to sleep. The next thing we know, you’re an adult. Today, you fly as you were meant to fly…with God as your guide.

May God richly bless you, Sarah, as you take this world on with Him. May you always seek Him in everything you do. May your words, both spoken and written, be forever beautiful and worshipful to Him. And always, always, dance only for Him and with Him.

We love you.

Mom & Dad

May 1, 2010


  1. That is a beautiful letter! I can see where Sarah gets her writing talent.