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
It’s 7: 01 PM on day 427 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself All-Bran Flakes for breakfast, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign – no luck I tweeted with both hands so I got do a good deed and practice doing something I needed to do at the same time :) – prepare and publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed myself rice and curry for lunch, tweet about my campaign some more–still no luck– and brush my teeth once more.
Yesterday I was reading blogs written by parents of kids with special needs and in every one of them there was a paragraph in which the parents talked about letting go of the dream – the life they imagined for their children – which is where I think my parents got stuck I have moved on and made the best of a bad situation while they are still mourning the loss of a dream but here’s the thing regardless of the fact that I am not living my parents’ dream I am turning out alright I guess what I am trying to say is that you should let go of the dreams you have for your children because God has a bigger plan. Are you raising your children to be who you could have been or who they were meant to be?
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If you’ve given to my cause or you can’t give now, please help me by sharing my cause with others. You can tweet about it like my friend Stan Faryna. This is the tweet he uses: @Nisha360 is a brave, smart young woman trying to make a better world for us all. Please help her do an amazing thing. http://bit.ly/hC7vOu
Stan’s very sweet for saying so, but feel free to write what reflects you best.
Thanks to all my friends out there who are helping me make my dream come true: to make a better world for all of us!