Sunday, 12 May 2013

Happy Mothers day

 Happy Mothers day to all the mummies out there. May your offspring fill your heart with happiness. Each child is different as is each mother. The hope is that we can be mothers with kindness and face the needs of our children with grace.

One of my favourite poems which I try to remember when being a mother is:

On Children
 Kahlil Gibran
Your children are not your 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.
So have a lovely mothers day and also think with kindness of your own mother, here and in the hereafter.

Have a good one!

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