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These little people are the part of Mother's Day which is the melt in the mouth butter icing royale on the cake of 'Mum's' lives..... with the rainbow layers, children bring with pure hearted goodness.
For me, Mother's Day is a celebration of all our complicated little intricacies we have as a mum with our children, which is the interwoven emotional tapestry of extraordinary love... from the moment children enter our lives....
As Kahlil Gibran wrote...
"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 although they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You 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 are 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.
My lovely children have helped me be the Mum I am today and on Mother's Day, we three will celebrate with loving kindness the gift of each other, to each other ....
This blog is with love, support and honouring all those wonderful,strong, incredible hearted women in the world who are 'Mothers', who have had mums, who miss their mums and as a reminder to those who forget ....to call your mums often...
With grace and love to you all xxxx