Happy Birthday, Meander!
Good morning and Happy Birthday. I’ve been thinking about what present to give you for the past few days. It was a bit difficult because you have already been blessed with so many gifts. You have been given beauty, a kind and gentle spirit, both creativity and intellect. Truly you have been graced with a bounty of God’s goodness.
With these gifts you have also been given an important responsibility. God has asked you to look after a very special child of his. This child has a vision that sometimes you cannot understand. That is okay, because it is to God that he speaks. And God understands clearly and loves him with all his heart. Just as you do.
God takes care of his children. You’ve got to believe this...
Your son will always be in the very best of hands, just as you are too.
So, my gift to you on this very special day is a message from He who watches over you. It was originally delivered by a kind and gentle soul named, Kahlil Gibran.
May it bring you peace and wash away any fears you may have of the future.
And a woman who held a baby 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 they be-
long not to you.
You may give them your love but not your
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their
For their souls dwell in the house of tomor-
row, which you cannot visit, not even in your
You may strive to be like them, but seek not
to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with
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
For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so
He loves also the bow that is stable.
Happy Birthday from all of your new friends. We love you!