Monday, February 24, 2014

Living Arrows - Week 8 ♥

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. Beloware my pictures for the eighth week of Living Arrows. I can't believe it's been eight weeks of this year already! I couldn't choose just one picture from my mini photo session with my boy from this week so I've decided to share a few shots from our little shoot. I took my boy out to our back garden and even though the weather was dull, grey and drizzling with rain he had a great time exploring and trying to eat all the little stones! I know when he's able to walk that he'll absolutely love it out there, exploring everything and watching all the birds fly by. It'll be a whole new space full of awaiting adventures for my little curious explorer.



  1. Your son is absolutely adorable! Great photos

  2. Lovely poem! And I can see why you had trouble choosing just one picture! Your little boy is so adorable! =)

  3. so cuteee! :D
    I love the green sweater :)

  4. Oh he looks super cute Fiona and i am totally digging his green hoodie! Once he's on the move (walking) they'll be no stopping him and i'm sure your little adventurer will love being out in the garden, i know my boys do, it's a fun world of endless possibilities for them! xxx #livingarrows
    Vikki @ Love From Mummy

    1. Thank you Vikki! I can't wait for that time to come, especially with spring and summer coming up :)

  5. Such a cutie! I love the simplicity of the photos, the green jumper against all the pebbles looks great.

  6. I love the hoodie - and his cute little face! Argh it seems ages since mine were this little - such a lovely age too x

  7. oh hes the cutest! love the opening poem, lovely post!

  8. Oh he is so cute. mine is asleep upstairs right now and when I see your little guys pics it makes me want to go wake her up to snuggle. Which would be a very bad idea so I will just comment on how cute your little guy is and wait for mine to wake up happy :)

  9. He is so cute and I absolutely love the hoodie!

  10. That is an amzing hoodie, Shame all the babies in my family are girls!

  11. What a beautiful poem! Tyler Lee looks absolutely adorable, Fiona! One lovely little boy you have :)

    Jessica xox

  12. Love the hoodie - where did you get it? its super cute!

  13. Ah the hoodie he has on is gorgeous! He’s getting so big!

  14. thank you for the lovely giveaway and these photos are adorable! x

  15. Hello from Portugal! Your son it's the cutest :D

  16. I love the colours of these picture. He looks absolutely adorable in that green jumper x

  17. Adorable little boy! He seems so adventurous!

  18. Joining you from Wake up Wednesday

  19. He is a doll! Love the quote in the beginning. Found you through the Wed link up. Following with GFC. Looking forward to more adorable photos.
    Angela @ Time with A & N

  20. So very cute! I'm sure there will be many moments to capture as he gets bigger and explores the garden more! #LivingArrows

  21. Great pic, your baby so cuteeee ♥


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