Saturday, January 19, 2013

Saturday Afternoons #5

A post dedicated to my love of October Afternoon, a manufacturing company with pretty crafty stuff!

using 5& Dime


“Your children are not your children.
They are 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 thir 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 make 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 also loves the bow that is stable.” 
― Kahlil Gibran

one of my favorite poems...


  1. This is a stunning card Wida! I see your work growing all the time - and boy, do you know how to showcase October Afternoon!

    A lovely poem to read too. Kahlil always has a great way with words.

  2. Beautiful card Wida! I LOVE the chalkboard paper, the row of buttons and awesome sentiment - such a FUN card! Love your poem too. It's beautiful!

  3. so pretty and yummy at the same time :) LOVE the colours against the black. Ah, I am very familiar with that passage. It's great for moms! LOL My son is 24 and at university...I've had to back off several times and remind myself what I didn't like about my parents meddling in my life. It's one of the greatest gifts we can give them. They will make their own way, we did!

  4. Very pretty card, Wida! I love how the different elements work together. I am not familiar with that poem but it strikes a chord in me. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Gorgeous card Wida. Love it.Fun all the way!!!

  6. Oh I shall eat a cupcake!
    Thanks for the poem:)

  7. This card ROCKS, Miss Wida!!! So lovin' the poem too!!! See ya soon!!! :)

  8. Beautiful card...I really love your style :)

  9. You made me want a cupcake o_O And guess what. I CANNOT BELIEVE I'M NOT FOLLOWING YOUR BLOG. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!?!

  10. You made OA proud and me hungry!! Sooooo stinkin' cute!!

  11. Super cute card! Love the cupcake on kraft, for some reason makes me think it's a chocolate cupcake, yummo! The string of buttons is my favorite though!


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