"Two great things you can give your children:
one is roots the other wings"
Hodding Carter


21 comments:

Suvarna said...

I guess it's every parents hope, that we will give them what they need to feel rooted and whole, yet allow them their independence. Your lovely image is perfectly paired to this quote.

sunmamma said...

Great quote and lovely picture!!

Jean M Fogle said...

feling rooted enough to fly is a great feeling for anyone!
Nice pic

Jennifer said...

I love having plants around that need their roots partially exposed like the ones in your photos. (I miss my orchids!) It expresses both strength and vulnerability. Groundedness and freedom.

Yes. Perfect with your chosen quote.

margie said...

very nice sentiment. i went and bought a huge load of tulips on friday to try and stave off the winter blues. soon your paper whites will bloom and you will feel like you have wings.

spread your wings said...

this is a special quote to me right now as you know.

iMother2.0 said...

gorgeous shots and perfect quote

Claire said...

the hallmark of an excellent parent...

thank you for caring for me. it means more than you realise. i am healing.

MaryAnn Ashley said...

great perspective on the shots & a sweet reminder

Toni said...

I love your quote. I hope I gave my boys wings - I think I did - they are both independant and successful in their chosen careers. I learned something today...I didn't realize paperwhites would grow without soil. =)

Liss said...

beautiful quote and image

Char said...

I've always loved that quote - beautiful work! very lovely and detailed.

Andie said...

Love the photos esp with the quote! Perfect, both.

Mominjamaica said...

Motherhood taught me an important lesson. It was important that I was rooted first and the "perch" was level so that when she spread her wings, I was strong and grounded myself to catch her. The best part about life is that as your children grow and their wings become stronger - you as a mother and you as a person find your roots have dug in deeper and the source of your strength is clearer.

J and Z said...

ooo i love these!! i bet you can smell their earth ~ ness...

Gayle said...

As my children are growing older, I see them stretching their wings. It makes me so proud, and also a little sad.

Oliag said...

Lovely!

renee said...

ah.. this was good.

leaca said...

excellent quote. goes well with the photo.

Brandi said...

omg-that quote is perfect and wonderful.

Relyn said...

Guess what wonderful, whimsical treat I found in my mailbox this afternoon?? You guessed it. My delightfully denimed bird from a lovely friend. Thank you so much!! It really is wonderful. Sloane was also thrilled to be include. You are such a special, creative friend. You've covered my weekend in smiles.