Thankful for Children

Father’s Day could be a sad day
for a man without sons or daughters.
Mother’s Day could be a sad day
for a woman without daughters or sons.

Today is a happy day
for this man and this woman
for the love of young people
we love as if they were ours.

We thank God for children,
especially others’ children,
because we love them.

Maybe the only thing better than
being a father and mother is
being an aunt and uncle.

We would have given our lives
to be a father and a mother
so now we give our lives to be
aunt and uncle.