Monday, March 10, 2014

Living Arrows - Week 10 ♥

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 tenth week of Living Arrows. This picture was taken when I took my boy out to Fota Gardens as it was such a sunny day. He was like a little fairy man sitting on top of tree stumps and taking in all the nature around him. I hope the rest of spring and summer is as sunny as it was that day, it would be glorious if it were so that my baby and I could have lots of sunny, warm, outdoor adventures.



  1. Thank you for this wonderful blog!

  2. So beautiful words!Tyler is so gorgeous baby!

  3. What a great photo for putting perspective on the size of that tree stump! Very cute!

  4. Lovely pic, he seems very content surrounded by nature x

  5. What a stunning photo! The colors really stand out and make you focus on your lil one. So cute!

  6. What a nice thought of taking pictures !!!!!

  7. Gorgeous picture. He looks so small on that enormous tree stump.

  8. Gorgeous photo! He looks so tiny on that huge tree stump.

  9. Oh i LOVE LOVE LOVE this sweetie! He is definitely at one with nature and i foresee a little explorer and adventurer in the making there. xxx #livingarrows

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