Congratulation to the Grads of 2009

I, Vincent Dylan Ralph, Lawrence Academy, Merry Hill, NC, graduating class of ’09,
would like to join ‘The Daily Lily’ in congratulating all the Grads of 2009. We hope and pray for your success in every way. I wrote the following poem and had the opportunity to recite it at one of our graduating ceremonies 2009 held at
Lawrence Academy.
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“The Road of Life”

We pull out of the driveway with a destination on our minds, being guided merely by our individual roadside signs.
Also others are headed to that one particular place, racing toward their own finish line, racing in life’s race.

Whether driving in the light of a warm sunny day or the darkness of a cold rainy night, all have their destination in their hearts and minds with the beauty in clear sight.

Family and friends will be there when you need them the most, but for all life’s obstacles rely on the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

God is always there to lend a helping hand, for the Lord is the Rock on which we all stand.

Wherever “The Road of Life” takes you, keep the memories we’ve lived with one another in your heart because the love of a friend will reach you no matter how far we are apart.

Vincent Dylan Ralph, (c) June, 2009

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9 thoughts on “Congratulation to the Grads of 2009

  1. Congratulations to you, Dylan. I must say I am very proud of you. I know my brother, James, which is your grandfather would be so proud of you. God took him home before you were born. But, when I look at your picture and read your words of inspiration I am reminded of James and his great love for all people.

    My prayers and the prayers of the community of believers that are a part of this website will be praying for you and believing for your continued success in all you do in life.

    I adore your poem. Love it all. But, I am forever attached to the words, “for all life’s obstacles rely on the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.”

  2. Congratulations Dylan on your milestone accomplishment as a graduate and on this outstanding poem! I pray that many graduates will read this and be guided and encouraged by its message. I know as a high school teacher I will be sharing it with my graduates.
    May you be greatly blessed as you continue to pursue your goals and journey on.

  3. Dylan,
    I’d like to give you a BIG CONGRATULATIONS!! You are a high school graduate! I pray that you will continue to be successful, in all that you pursue, for the future. After reading your poem, it sounds like you know exactly who to rely on….”the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost! He will NEVER FAIL you! May God Bless you!
    I, too, am happy to have your mother be a part of our annual daily lily retreat this year. I look forward to interacting with her and getting to know her more!

  4. Dylan, I just participated as one of the teachers, in our 6th grade commencement ceremony at my school. My heart went out to our very young teens, not really knowing what lies ahead; so vulnerable, so anxious to get on with life , some so unprepared for the obstacles they will face, shortly. How I wish I could have addressed them with your poem of wisdom, discenment and godly counsel. You have such great insight for a young man. I am sure it is a reflection of your relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, the Father and the Holy Ghost as you write and the godly wisdom of your parents. I also will look forward to meeting your mother at the retreat, eager to make the acquaintance of the woman who nurtured such a dynamic young son.

  5. Congratulations Dylan on your accomplishment in line many others will follow. You have a wonderful heart felt poem. May the Lord Jesus continue to be your ROCK all the days of your life and may you continue to tell the your story of HIS love wherever you go pointing others to Jesus.

  6. Dylan, Congratulations on all your accomishments. Your poem painted a beatuiful picture. You’re a wise young man. I pray you will always rely on the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, in every situation of your life. I, too, am excited about spending time with your mother at our retreat. I pray God will bless you and your family in everything you do.

  7. “for the Lord is the Rock on which we all stand.” Dear Young Man, your poem reminds me of an old hymn of the church. I think it was written in 1834.

    “My hope is built on nothing less
    Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
    I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
    But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.
    Refrain
    On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
    All other ground is sinking sand;
    All other ground is sinking sand.

    When darkness seems to hide His face,
    I rest on His unchanging grace.
    In every high and stormy gale,
    My anchor holds within the veil.”

    Yes, on Christ the solid Rock we stand. It is encouraging to know young men and women are holding onto Faith. Thanks for your poem.

  8. Thanks, Tim, for that encouragement to Dylan and all the young people who are preparing to step onto the world’s stage and take their places of leadership. May their stepping stones be from the ROCK of Ages where they can hide their lives in Christ in the cleft of that ROCK.

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