Monday, 9 August 2010

And now he is eight …

Where did eight years go? I remember him as this lovely smiley baby. Every morning, he would wake up with a smile on his lips.

Today, Dinoboy is eight. He is smart, loving and funny. Happy birthday, my son.

“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.”

An extract from "The Prophet" by Khalil Gibran (1883-1931)

I pray that God grants me the wisdom and patience to be that stable bow from which this bright arrow will be sent forth.


  1. That was beautiful! And so is he.
    Be proud.

  2. And he's still smiling, Ady ... so you must be doing alright! Doesn't time fly?

    Happy Birthday, Dinoboy!

  3. Thanks Clair. I am proud - he's a good kid.

    Thank you Fiona. Time really does fly!


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