Monday, October 15, 2012

Her Vessel

On Children

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

One day, she will be on her own, making her own choices, living her own life. She is her own person through and through, even if she only twirls to the left just like I do;). I am her vessel, until she is ready to embark into the world all on her own. Until then, may this precious girl bathe in our love. May her bow be stable.


  1. Leanne Stone-DransfeldOctober 16, 2012 at 7:20 AM

    Lane, I adore you. Your words are simply beautiful (and so are the words of Kahlil). Thank you for the inspiration you share each and every time you post on this lovely little blog. I can't get enough of it.
    Oh, and guess who will welcome a wee baby boy into the world this coming February? ;)
    Love you,

  2. Leanne!

    My apologies for not getting back to you SOONER. We took off for a two week holiday to California and just got back yesterday. First off, CONGRATULATIONS. A baby boy...I'm so happy for you and thats a huge understatement. What exciting news!!! WOW, you must be beyond thrilled and so damn beautiful right now. How are you feeling and when can I see you??? Thank you for this note, it made my day. You make my day. Love you to bits and the wee man shining inside of you! xxooxxoo