Monday, April 2, 2012

March 24, 2012




And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children.
And he said:
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 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 the bow that is stable.

~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

51 comments:

Donna said...

Oh, Tanna! How beautiful it all is...and the Gibran quote - perfect! I love your hair cut, your shawl and the smiles on all the faces! Congratulations on another milestone hurdled with grace and joy!

Pondside said...

Beautiful! It looks like the day was a joy in every way - what a lovely family!

Kate I said...

Oh Tanna...it's all so beautiful! The bride, the groom, the beach...all of it! And the mother of the groom is just lovely in her shawl!! Your glow of love and joy for your son shines through Tanna...thanks so much for sharing it all with us.

Deb said...

what a beautiful wedding and beautiful family...congratulation..

Laura said...

Beautiful wedding, sure glad your back! You have been missed!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

SO excited to see these pictures! Just beautiful! A fairy tale!

Love the words too....tears!

Karolee said...

Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

Solar Powered said...

Beautiful post. Beautiful pictures and beautiful words. Looks like a wonderful day, happy trip, and great visit all together! Glad to hear from you :)

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

I've been so anxious to see these photos! Everyone looks fantastic - can't wait to see more. Tears rolling from my eyes for the words of Gibran. So true. My son marries in October. I missed you so much! Welcome back :)

podso said...

Nice to see that shawl in action, Tanna. You look lovely, and everyone does ... Perfect quote ... Grace with good memories made.

T's Daily Treasures said...

I have The Prophet sitting right on a shelf in my living room. In fact, a while back, my oldest son picked it up and read all the quotes inside. The one you posted here is absolutely beautiful. And the wedding looks like it was an absolutely, perfectly gorgeous affair. Was everyone barefoot on the beach? It is obvious that not only was the bride glowing, but so was the mother of the groom. :) Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

Ginny said...

Beautiful and wonderful pictures full of joy!! Thanks so much for showing us. And the shawl looks even better when you are wearing it!!!

Amanda said...

=D Perfect.

From the Kitchen said...

Oh, Tanna, I'm so glad to have been "invited" to share in your son's beautiful wedding!! All of you are beautiful. I know the little men were big hits!! Only thing better would have been being at the reception!!
You look beautiful!! Enjoy that new daughter-in-law.

Best,
Bonnie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congratulations, to you and your entire family, Tanna! The wedding looks like such a happy occasion, and so beautiful! You are glowing with happiness in your photos.

I love the Kalil Gibran quote...I own all his books and have read them often through the years.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

What a beautiful wedding! Everyone looks so beautiful and happy, especially the mother of the groom! Your shawl looks lovely! Thanks for sharing this perfect day with us in photos!

Kelly said...

Congrats on the wedding! Looks like it was beautiful. Love that quote too. Those are words of wisdom.

Betsy said...

awww...lovely photos! You look gorgeous, mother of the groom! :)
Looks like you couldn't have asked for more perfect weather, either!

Julie Harward said...

I loved this...so true. I loved all these pictures too, what a fun and beautiful wedding! Tanna, I have gone private with my blog, if you still want to follow me, come and leave my your email so I can send you and invitations. :)

Donna said...

What a great day...thank you for putting the pictures up for all of us to enjoy.
Town and Country couldn't have done it any better!

nanny said...

It looks like the weather was "perfect"....such beautiful pictures!!

I've missed you!

TexWisGirl said...

congrats to you, dear tanna, and to your son!

Swanski said...

A beach wedding!! Lovely, it looks like everyone had a great time :)

Lauri said...

Great pictures. And, I agree with Amanda. Perfect :-)

Stitchfork said...

Oh so pretty!! Please pass the tissues...
Congrats!
xo Cathy

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh how beautiful! Looks like the perfect day... what a blessing. Such pretty wedding colors for a beach wedding. You all looked so beautiful!!

The Little Adventures of LueLee said...

So B-E-A-Utiful :) and I love the quote :) it is true that although we love the road ahead we love the people even more who have sent us that away :)Lovea and hugs xoxoxox

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Per-fec-tion!!! It looks wonderful and I absolutely love the words from THE PROPHET. (So true.)
Best,
Susan

Susan said...

Tanna, I am speechless. This is such a beautiful posting. The photos and then that beautiful poem from Kahlil Gibran. Blessings to all of you and thanks for the photos. Susan

California Girl said...

I guess your son did get married. :)

Kahlil Gibran touches on the beautiful aspects of life.

Congratulations!

Debbie said...

I had been waiting for pictures! I can tell it was all just wonderful. The bride was beautiful and love was clearly in the air.

And then your words just washed all over me. I love that so much, and I plan to copy that. I need the reminder. It made me want to cry, though.

Christine said...

The quote is what every parent needs to read. "They come through you but not from you." Wow!

It looks like you had a loving time. Like Debbie, I was waiting for pictures, too. The sand looks so perfect. No shoes needed!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

What a gorgeous day Tanna...everyone looks so happy and relaxed. Can't ask for much more than that!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks like the perfect wedding. What fun!

Katherine said...

What great pictures Tanna! Looks like a beautiful day for a beach wedding! You all look amazing and Zack looks so happy! Congrats to you all!

steph said...

What a fairy tale day!!! Thanks for sharing this special time with all of us! Perfect quote.

(and of course---LOVE the shawl!!!)

Chris said...

Hi Tanna, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

Judy S. said...

Wonderful photos, Tanna, of a very special occasion. Congratulations to all of you! And thanks for the reminder to reread The Prophet!

Debbie said...

Beautiful everything! The bride and groom, you and the family...just gorgeous! The beach could not have been any more beautiful, too! I can see the pride and joy on your face. Congratulations to the entire family! XO

no spring chicken said...

Perfect. The bride is beautiful, the groom so handsome... but the mother of the groom in that shawl... perfect! ;)

Blessings, Debbie

Shug said...

Was thinking of you yesterday! I was in your neighborhood (children's clinic) I have been waiting on photos from this wonderful occasion, and I must say that they are beautiful. You look absolutely amazing in that gorgeous shawl...Can't wait to see more pics!
hugs

Vickie said...

Hi Tanna - Congratulations on this beautiful wedding and blending of hearts and families! Looks like a wonderful success and I know you're all exhausted but happy and proud for the new couple! I love how your shawl turned out - it's gorgeous. Well done, my friend!

And yes, I will let you know when I have eggs for sale! Take care - I've been just SO busy I haven't had much time for blogging!

Jill Campbell said...

Beautiful post, gave me goosebumps.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Beautiful, beautiful....I can see the footprints of God all over this...in every smile and the writing just sums it all...I need to copy that and put it beside my bed.

Congratulations to all...your shawl was perfect

Kathy said...

What wonderful pictures of a beach wedding! Where else can you wear Crocs to a formal event! Thanks for all your nice comments of late. Visited your fair city a few weeks ago.

Dana said...

Letting go is hard to do. Made me think about when I'll have to do it with mine one day. Gonna be hard. :-) You guys looked beautiful.

Mary said...

What a beautiful sentiment. The pictures are joyful as was the wedding I'm sure. Your son looks very happy. It is good to have you back, Tanna. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

jean said...

Thank you, Tanna! I needed those words. The pictures are beautiful!

Jen Price said...

Looks like a beautiful wedding! Love the shawl!

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, Congratulations!! How wonderful. Your family is growing and beautiful.
Thank you for sharing the pictures. The weather looks great.
So glad to have you back. Blessings my friend, Catherine xo

JH said...

Oh Tanna, I've read this poem at least six times now and haven't been able to post until now. I'm still speechless, but I wanted you to know the words sink deep into a place of longing and release and are perfect timing for me. Thank you, thank you dear friend, for sharing this.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.