You're the strangest person I ever met, she said & I said you too & we decided we'd know each other a long time.
For a long time there were only your footprints & laughter in our dreams & even from such small things, we knew we could not wait to love you forever.
There are things you do because they feel right & they may make no sense & they may make no money & it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other & to eat each other's cooking & say it was good.
Anyone can slay a dragon, he told me, but try waking up every morning & loving the world all over again. That's what takes a real hero.
I hope it will be said we taught them to stand tall & proud, even in the face of history & the future was made new & whole for us all, one child at a time.