Who Am I
By Wayne J Ririe
(From NETWORK, the family newsletter,
volume 3, October 1997)
You think in your youth that you will
soon be free of the reins that tie you to your parents. You will flee
away to your perch of independence, rarely glancing back.
One day your glance in the mirror will detect a trace of he or she who
was your home. Your face, your talk, your walk will betray your past.
Quietly, your conversation will slip out a familiar phrase. You will
ponder its source; with a sly smile you will see the face of the one
of them move across your mind. Ever etched in your eternal being is their
When through death's door you pass and again you touch their hand it
will be as though you have touched your own.
When you embrace the eternal God you will find the imprint of divine
parents pressed into your soul.
This then is who you are. You have met yourself.
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