By Arcylle Shaw
Contributing Writer 



August 16, 2017

In the Fall of 1980, our daughter, Kelly, left for college in Nampa, Idaho at Northwest Nazarene College and sent us this. I thought maybe there would be some parent that could use a little encouragement and would be blessed.

Hold Fast the Summer

It is the beauty of the day and all it contains.

The laughter, the work and finally, the sleep. The quiet.

Oh, September, do not put your weight upon my mind,

For I know that she will be going.

This daughter of mine who is now a woman - she must go.

Time will lace my thoughts with joyous years,

The walls will echo her “Hello”. Her caring w...

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