Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.

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They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

Winding down after a wonderful day.. :)

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.

Amma..do you know how hard it is to find just the right stick??

Amma..do you know how hard it is to find just the right stick??

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.

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You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

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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.

-Kahlil Gibran.

My two favourites - flowers and my son..just before we dozed off!

Nothing speaks better to me about children and our purpose in their lives than these lines by Gibran.

Dear darling of mine, I promise to let you go,when the time comes..but I cannot promise that I wont cry..a little…

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