"Notre identité est un vêtement dont notre enfance a dessiné les coutures."
images by William Waldron
"Απ' όλα τα παιδιά ζητώ συγνώμη - κι αυτά που δεν γεννήθηκαν ακόμη.
Δεν θέλαμε να σας γεννήσουμε, αλλά φοβόμασταν μη μείνουμε μόνοι."
image by Barbara Papadopoulou
"Δεν υπάρχει ιερότερη εμπιστοσύνη απ' αυτήν που εναποθέτουν τα παιδιά στον κόσμο."
image via Ashes & Snow
"To my child"
"Just for this morning, I'm going to smile when I see your face and laugh when I feel like crying.
Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear, and smile and say how perfect it is.
Just for this morning, I am going to step over the laundry, and pick you up and take you to the park to play.
Just for this morning, I will leave the dishes in the sink, and let you teach me how to put that puzzle of yours together.
Just for this afternoon, I will not yell once, not even a tiny grumble when you scream and whine to the ice cream truck, and will buy you one if he comes by.
Just for this afternoon, I will let you help me bake cookies, and I won't stand over you trying to fix them.
Just for this evening, I will hold you in my arms and tell you a story about how you were born and how much I love you.
Just for this evening, I will let you splash in the tube and not get angry.
Just for this evening, I will let you stay up late while we sit on the porch and count all the stars.
Just for this evening, I will snuggle beside you for hours and miss my favorite TV shows.
Just for this evening when I run my finger through your hair as you pray, I will simply be grateful that God has given me the greatest gift ever given.
I will think about the mothers and fathers who are searching for their missing children, the mothers and fathers who are visiting their children's graves instead of their bedrooms, and mothers and fathers who are in hospital rooms watching their children suffer senselessly and screaming inside that they can't handle it anymore.
And when I kiss you goodnight I will hold you a little tighter, a little longer. It is then, that I will thank God for you, and ask him for nothing, except one more day..."