Saturday, June 02, 2007

International Children's Day

Yesterday was 1st of June, International Children's Day…

If you ask me in every family where there is a child every day is the child’s day…the priority, the thoughts, the plans - everything is about the child…

They say that once upon a time a king was invited to some gathering and the king said to make sure that there wouldn’t be anyone more important and mightier than he there and he was of course promised that. When the king arrived and made himself comfortable he saw that there was a child running around and everyone’s attention was at him, everyone was trying to please and delight him. And the king said: “Haven’t I told you that there shouldn’t be anyone mightier than I here?!….”…

Children’s Day is international because all children on this Planet are similarly beautiful, sweet and unique…and all of them need the same: love, peace, joy and care. God bless all of them.

Today is 2nd of June but since every day is the children’s day :) I am posting a photo of a child, my son,
today. Sheki is still a very traditional place therefore families, women are very children oriented, parents especially mothers are very self-sacrificing and grandparents are very keen to help and take an active role in bringing up their grandchildren. All families not depending on their income strive to have at least two children and if there are two girls they would go for more in order to have an heir…hence when even only two families get together the place gets very noisy and crowded…since as you might have noticed for some reason children prefer not to sit or walk but run and jump and not to talk but scream and laugh and cry…there must be a reason behind this behaviour but I have no clue :)
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4 comments:

Tara said...

Thank you for your lovely thoughts on Children's Day. I did not know that there was an International Children's Day. And thank you for sharing this sweet photo of your beautiful son! I hope he is a blessing and comfort to you.

Ayten said...

You are very welcome, Tara. Thank you for visiting my blog. :)

Ayten

Bob said...

I came across your touching and moving tribute to children; and the wonderful photo of your son. As a new grandfather I am completely in love with my two new grandaughters. I told my new-mother daughters that now, with a child of their own, they can each understand the tremendous love that we as parents have always had for them. Happily, they understand! I totally agree that every day should be Childrens Day. No matter what race, religion, or nationality we may be, the world would be a better place if we could all pause to think more of our priceless children such as you have expressed in your touching narrative. Children are our future!

Bob

Ayten said...

thank you, Bob, thank you very much.