Although I am journaling our experience every single day, and will share more later, for now I wanted to send off this much. Hope you find a little something worth holding on to......
Journal Entry, July 29th: "
Welcome to a blog site created out of love for the written word. I love reading it, I love writing it, and I love what it has to offer--a sense of presence and permanence. When I write, I find I remain more at peace, I remain more hopeful, and I remain more centered....with the world and with myself. So, here is where I come to write....and to remain. I hope you'll be intrigued, enchanted, and encouraged by what you find....
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. ~Kahlil Gibran