Friday, September 12, 2008

on september 12th...

i've had this book in my office now for the three years that i have been here.
i'm not sure why it's resonating with me so much, at this point in time.
it's titled...
september 12th: we knew everything would be all right

it was written by a group of first grade students in missouri. they explain, in their words and artwork, how they knew that they were going to be ok.
it starts with the sun rising on september 12th.
my favorite line, however?..."we knew everything would be all right because we had homework. 2 + 2 still added up to 4."

i didn't write about my experience or my thoughts on yesterday,'s still kinda raw. we were living in virginia at the time, i was working with students that lost loved ones...and my husband is an airline pilot...the factors of that day hit really close to home.

september 11th. we will never change it. we can learn from it. and maybe it is this election year...maybe that's why it's affecting me...i feel a change coming.
and this is my political stance. (all the bloggers are doing it...)

i WILL NOT vote for someone based solely upon the presence or absence of a vagina.
i WILL NOT vote for someone based solely upon the color of their skin.
i WILL NOT vote for someone based solely upon their political party associations.

i WILL vote for someone that i believe will make a positive difference for me and my children.


Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Yeah Hoo!!! Hope is a powerful thing, and our children are swimming in it...all we need to do is dunk ourselves in and embrace them.

Thank you for visiting me yesterday...I hope you come again. I will certainly be back to read more from you.

Anonymous said...

I love that line. I'm going to have to track that down.

And as far as your political stance...agreed. I can only hope that all this talk of change amounts to something positive for my children's future.

anymommy said...

That's all we can do. That and remember that it's not only a source of frustration that others might disagree with us on who will make that difference, it's also the most beautiful thing about our country - that we're allowed to disagree and choose!! What a wonderful book - I'm going to look for it.

Connie said...

I'm pretty excited about the vagina! LOL!