I cant give solutions to all life’s problems, doubts, or fears.
But i can listen to you and together we will find the answers.
I cant change your past, with all its heartache and pain,
nor the future with all its untold stories.
but I can be here now when you need me to care.
I cant keep your feet from stumbling
but I can offer my hand that you may grasp and not fall.
Your joys, triumphs, successes and happiness are not mine,
yet I can share in your laughter.
Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor judge.
I can only support and encourage you, and help you when you ask.
I can’t keep you from falling away from friendship,
from your values, from me.
I can only pray for you, talk to you and wait.
I can’t give you the boundaries which I have determined for you,
but I can give you the room to change, grow, and be yourself.
I can’t keep your heart from breaking or hurting, no matter how much I try.
But I can cry with you, and help you pick up the pieces.
I can’t tell you who you are.
I can only love you and be your friend.
copyright jas 2007