I hope all of you had a happy Easter. I had a quiet one but we are patiently waiting for the moment our youngest and the grand baby arrive. I can hardly stand to wait that long but they are starting back on the 15th so it should not be too much longer. I was surfing the net and came across this today. It is something I should have read a long time ago. I wished I had cause there is so much truth to it.
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.
We just don't own them and we have to accept what they do, even if they do not go with what we think is right. My eldest is living with another woman now and some may ask how I feel about that.
I cannot change what she is or who she is. I may not agree with that life style but she is still someone I love and care about. I may not like her at times or like what she does, but she is still my daughter.
Sometimes we think we own our kids and they are always going to do what we want. Life goes better when we accept their differences.