Monday, February 03, 2014

Living Arrows - Week 5 ♥

Your children are not you 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.

*By  Kahlil Gibran
I am taking part in I Heart Snapping's weekly Living Arrows project, a photography project to capture an image which represents childhood to you through the actions, likes, dislikes, looks and movements of your own children. Below is my picture for the fifth week of Living Arrows. Five weeks already gone in this year, I can't believe it. My picture was taken yesterday in my parents back garden. We got Tyler Lee a swing for his birthday as he likes nothing better than being on a swing and we decided to give him a trial run before his actual birthday, he loved it! It was a chilly February afternoon, hence his strange looking attire. His trousers were tucked into his socks and he was wearing his uncles beanie hat but hey, he was having fun! Tyler Lee was delighted by my parents dog Tyson, I know Tyler and Tyson, they could be twins! I got this shot while Tyson was licking Tyler Lee's face and he was giggling with delight in it all. I love the light in this picture, you can feel the cold winter air oozing from the picture. This was such a special moment for me to capture, I simply love it.





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  1. Ahhhh this is precious. Baby/Dog Love. Can't get better than this. So cute. #livingarrows

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    1. Thank you Jenny! So glad I got this shot :)

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    1. Thank you so much! He was really happy, it's great to see :)

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  3. This is lovely, I love your little boys face!

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  4. LOVE!!! This shot is absolutely perfect and looks like Tyler Lee's found a friend for life in Tyson! Dogs really are a man's best friend ;) xxx

    Vikki @ Love From Mummy

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    1. Thank you Vikki! I really do hope they're best friends for life. Tyson is so protective over Tyler Lee :) xo

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  5. This picture is adorable and you capture the moment beautifully x

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  6. Such a happy photo! He looks delighted and it's lovely to see such a big dog being so gentle with a baby!

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    1. Thank you! He was so happy and yes amazing to see a dog that big being so gentle with a little one :)

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  7. SO cute, I just adore Boxer dogs.

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    1. Thank you Jenni, boxer dogs are adorable aren't they :)

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  8. Such a great photo - sunshine and lots of smiles. Just wonderful :)

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    1. Thank you Charly, not much beats sunshine and smiles :)

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  9. That is such a gorgeous shot! So happy :) #MeltYourHeartMoments

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  10. This is adorable a really beautiful moment to capture!! X

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    1. Thank you, so glad I captured it :) xo

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  11. Hi there. This is so cute! Cute Baby having fun in his swing. Your grass is so green. All my outside pictures at the moment are crowded with brown from dead grass and empty trees. I like how the lighting is too. I agree it does give the picture a nice feeling.I'm just popping over from the Wake up Wednesday Linky to say hi and thank you for linking up!

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    1. Hello! Thank you. Yes the grass is always green here in Ireland, it's what we're known for, haha :) Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  12. I commented on this from #livingarrows but definitely fitting for a "melt your heart moments" too! Thanks you for linking you and showing support. Can you add the badge to the bottom so people know you are linking up to melt your heart moments? We like to keep this party going! lol THank you so much for the support. I LOVE LOVE THIS PICTURE, just priceless. Definitely melts hearts.

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  13. Love this picture, such a fantastic moment to capture, and the expression on your little boys face is priceless xx #meltyourheartmoments

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