GREAT ABOUT "Our Children"

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by SomewhereOutThere, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Kahlil Gibran:

    "AND a woman who held a babe against her bosom said,
    Speak to the children,
    And he said:
    Your children are not your children.
    They are the sons and daughters of LIfes longing for itself.
    They come through you (or to you as in adoption),
    And although they are with you they belong not to you
    It is important that parents do not own, nor can they control, their adult children--thank goodness. There are no guarantees of happy endings.

    (A bit somber, but so very true).
  2. savior no more

    savior no more Active Member

    I love Kahlil Gibran. I have always known that my Difficult Child was joined with me in this journey for a reason. On some level I don't accept that or I would not assume the guilt. I do believe there are reasons each soul is joined with another. I hope to heck I learn the lesson I'm supposed to this go round so I don't have to repeat it !!
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