I look to you with hope and pride;
I see your future brightly.
Your deep concerns and aspirations
I will not take lightly.
The future is a mystery
That everyone explores.
I’ll share your possibilities,
Embrace your distant shores.
I’ll answer you when questions stir,
Encourage you, implore you.
But life’s a challenge shaped by dreams,
A gift I can’t live for you.
So live it well; respect it full;
Play your spirit out.
Seek and then discover
All the best that life’s about.
Remember that you’re not alone—
My love is always there.
The challenge that defines your life
My heart will gladly share.
You’re on a voyage into time,
A trip to somewhere new.
You may not always see me there,
But I’ll be there with you.
–Bruce B. Wilmer