There is no right way…

But there is a wrong way.

A few things you should know: I am unnaturally attached to the Kardashians and also Kim hopes you guys have the BEST 9/11 EVER!!!

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Not surprisingly, this tweet has been deleted. Silly Kimmy. Tweets, like sex tapes, are forever. That? That’s the wrong way.

That aside, 9/11 got me this year as it possibly the last year of Boss’ innocence about the day. To him it is simply four days to Mommy’s birthday. (Hint: I like sapphires, computers, camera gear and Louis Vuitton) Very soon I will be faced with having to explain it to him. And not just that but so much more. He still lives in a land of everyone loves one another… And here is hoping that his generation moves us more toward that. But how do I then explain to him some people blame all Muslims, all Iraqis for 9/11? How do I do that and then take him to visit his Uncle, my nephew and their family…and thus MY FAMILY who are Iraqi, living here in this country, citizens, good lawful wonderful people that I love so much…How do we move past color and race and  simply figure out how to deal with each case on it it’s own? Is that possible? Because to blame every Muslim for 9/11 is like blaming all Christians for Westboro, and I know many Christians (myself included) who would say NO THANK YOU I DON’T BELIEVE THAT.

This year I avoided all tv coverage, I didn’t need to see the twin towers fall again, I stayed huddled all afternoon with an overtired Boss while Huck napped and we blissfully watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Then it was off to T-ball. My kids, for one more year at least remained oblivious.  I know we will have to talk about it eventually, and we will. I’ll focus on how our nation came together to support one another. I’ll tell them how we sat for hours unable to move from the tv, disbelieving this had happened here.

And I will tell them that 12 years, 13 years, forever, I will always be in disbelief.

God bless those souls, bless those who ran in to help and those who still suffer. Bless them.

 

One comment on “There is no right way…

  1. Robbie September 12, 2013 4:01 pm

    I don’t need to relive it either. But that doesn’t mean I don’t remember or think about it.

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