Monday, May 10, 2010

first Mothers Day

This Mother's Day agenda was our usual...brunch at Jason and Missy's house for my mom, and dinner with Tim's family. Other than the kamikaze bird that flew into our car on the freeway, it was a good day. The major difference from last year being, of course, that Isaac is here! And I'm not pregnant. Thank goodness for that -- I just want to enjoy him for a while before we introduce anyone new.

On Children
 Kahlil Gibran

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

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