Friday, September 11, 2009

red, white and blue.... and proud.

Sidenote: this has to be one of my favorite pictures of Taylor....


so i can sit here and tell you about what i was doing and where i was and how that entire day played out 8 years ago, but i'm sure every single one of us replayed where we were that day, at least once today.....
today. it's friday. september 11th, 2009. i have a 6 year 364 day old daughter, who was told to wear red, white and blue today.... this morning i challenged her.... (or taught her something new).... i asked if she knew why she was wearing red white and blue.
"because those are america's colors."
i said, "that's right and because today is september 11th. do you know what happened on september 11th 2001?"
she had no idea....
do you corrupt a little child's mind? or try to teach them something? i didn't pull out my laptop and show her the horrific video clips from that day, but i did decide to explain to her briefly what this day represents.... and what happened on that day.... and why we are so proud to have our freedom. and why we are so thankful for our soldiers (and heroes) that fight and risk their lives so we can continue to have our freedom.... we are so very thankful for this.... and so every september 11th, we will continue to remember them.... all of them....
she seemed enlightened.... and said she was proud to wear the red, white and blue....

1 comment:

buymebarbies said...

A lesson that she will remember always....She remember's everything you tell her!!