Monday, April 28, 2014

Living Arrows - Week 17 ♥

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 seventeenth week of Living Arrows. As usual my boy and I went for dinner at my parents house, our ritual every Sunday and then we went out into the garden as it was lovely and sunny. My boy was being silly and I caught this image of him mid silliness with his finger in his mouth. I think he looks so cute here. I love his curls in the sun and the flowers in the backdrop.



  1. Love the little personality you can see shining through. Lovely photo. Those curls are adorable. #livingarrows

    1. Awh thank you Jenny, quite the little actor he is :)

  2. look at that hair! so cute! my son just had his first hair cut and had his curls cut off - i cried!

    1. Thank you Dani :) Oh I'll cry too when we have to cut Tyler Lee's hair. I think I'll let it grow long until I can manage to let it be cut off!

  3. This is a great project. Kids grow up so fast and these will be wonderful photos for you to look back on in years to come.

  4. What a lovely photo!!! So so sweet. He's gorgeous xx

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

  5. Those curls really are gorgeous! Lovely photo!

  6. He is adorable and what a great photo. He is thinking about something :) x

  7. That's a gorgeous location for a photo, looks like lovely weather too x

  8. A chill kid and loves his curly hair! #livingarrows

  9. Awww this is just too much cuteness for me to handle, he is such a dude! xxx #livingarrows

  10. That photo is epic and his personality SHINES through. A right little man, isn't he! haha! #LivingArrows

  11. What a great idea! and what a cute pose. I think I will need to start doing this with my boys...

    Thanks for a great post.




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