Friday, July 31, 2009

I am because we are...

Heya friends,

I stumbled upon a really beautiful blog post over on www.emergingwomen.us by Erin Crisp. The article is about how kids in America don't like going to school compared to kids in Kenya, but I thought the theme of the post was applicable to so much in our lives. Check it out!
“They do not understand that ‘I am because we are, and we are because I am.'"

3 comments:

About Me said...

Okay, I loved this. I may be way off topic here, but Emma's about to start school in a week and I am tying to think of a way I can mark this moment in her life. I am all about rights of passage. I think that is something else we are missing in our culture. I want to spend some one-on-one time with her and talk about this next phase in her life knowing that she probably won't understand any of it, but hoping it will set a pattern for our family to celebrate and acknowledge the different stages in our life. Any thoughts on how to communicate all that to a five year old? I may just take her out for ice cream after meet the teacher night and see if I can get her talking about school and what she can expect. Anyway I am just rambling now, but it's been on my mind and this blog got me thinking about it more.

Debbie said...

Good idea about establishing your own family traditions. Go for ice cream or something, and use the time to explore her excitement and her fears. Emma might not remember the conversation but, she will remember the moment as one that she shared with you.

maventheavenger aka jamie said...

I think it would be really cool to formalize it with a short poem and a trinket of some kind. perhaps a little necklace?