Dealing with adversity
We have to play our hand
When do we fold?
When will we make a stand?
The development of our character
Is not readily given
It is forged through our trials
And for those who do not readily give in
Most parents want what is best for their children
Just how will they prepare?
What behaviors will they model?
Which stories will they share?
For events we cannot control
It may be time for a prayer
I’ve never loved anything more deeply
Than my children who are all now grown
I can only pray they remain safe
As I reach out now over the telephone
We are agents of our destiny
Do we manifest what is returned?
And if this is true
Than what have we earned?