Blessing for the Graduate
May this blessing bring you courage.
May it lift your spirits,
And remind you of the newness of your journey.
This blessing is mean to give you space:
Space to seek, to grow, to discover
Discover who you are
Determine what is next
The blessing is one small piece
Or the ever enfolding adventure
It leaves much unknown
But so much to look forward to.
This blessing is with you,
Through every class
Every new club
Through the friendships built
The parties attended.
This blessing is your reassurance
That you made the right choice
Because the choice is always yours
This blessing reminds you to not be afraid
Your dream can take flight
Because it has secured the wings on your feet.
Blessing for the Parent
This blessing is alongside you
Through the bittersweet taste
You spit from your mouth.
It finds you twisted inside
With heartbreak and joy
Both so closely intertwined
May this blessing comfort you
As you find your new normal;
May this blessing bolster you
And remind you of the lesson you be instilled within them.
May you be assured
The tools are before them
And there is much to be proud of today,
This blessing will catch you
As they take flight
And the wind is knocked from your own wings.