Our Children are Not Our Own

Thoughts for new parents.
I absolutely loved the honesty and fluidity of this piece written by my newest follow Writer Mama on her On Borrowed Time blog.
God bless all who reads this and if you don’t believe in God, well a little blessing couldn’t hurt either way.

On Borrowed Time

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…

-Khalil Gibran-

     We called her Megan Isabella, this little one, this Other, who called me to the world of motherhood and responsibility, and whom I could neither comprehend nor…

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