Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography


Kahlil Gibran, in The Prophet, expresses well the hard task of a mother to love completely and deeply and yet always with the task of letting go.


“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.”


“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 books from which your children

as living arrows are sent forth.”



Please visit Weekly Image of Life and Sunday Post for more entries on mothers.



22 Responses to “MOTHER’S HARD TASK”

  1. A beautiful passage, Francine. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    I hope you’re having a wonderful Mothers Day, surrounded by those you love.

  2. A wonderful post for Mother’s Day.

  3. These are such wonderful statues. They really show what a mother is.

  4. Thank you very much for this post!

  5. Perfect perfect post…Happy Mothers Day to YOU♥

  6. Happy Mother’s day, Francine!!

  7. I thought of Kahlil when I thought of Mother’s Day. Thank you for posting the poem.

  8. I so enjoyed these quotes, Francine, and the pics that went with them. Happy Mothers’ Day to you.

  9. Happy Mothers Day to all the moms!!!

  10. Lovely post ! I’m not sure I have lived up to your quotes and words Francine but a Mother is always trying … in all sense of those words perhaps 🙂

  11. Thanks Francine, such lovely words.

  12. Wonderful! Happy Mother’s Day! 😀

  13. Happy Mother’s Day love you xoxoxoxoxoxoxo!

  14. Nicely done Francine!

  15. These statues all have lovely expressions and so lifelike. Hope your day was simply the best!! ☼sunHUGS!

  16. inspiring post. thanks for sharing. belated happy mothers’s day.

  17. Touching words and post … Bleated Mother’s Day wishes.
    Blessings ..

  18. what a glorious display !

  19. I love that Kahlil Gibran quotation about children. What a wonderful combination with the photos. Happy Mother’s Day to you, Francine. {{{hugs]}} Kozo

  20. Happy Mothers Month Francine,Thanks for sharing this beautiful post my friend 🙂

  21. Happy Mother’s Day Francine. These inspiring words are the perfect expression of what a loving , supportive mother is. I hope and pray that every mother will have such heart and thought to give and every child to receive such priceless treasure that they will carry with them wherever their dreams will take them. Thank you.

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