The Adventures of Sloane

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Day the World Stood Still

Dear Lollipop,

Today is the sixth anniversary of a horror perpetuated against our country by people determined to destroy us. It's also a bittersweet day for me because it was a day in the wake of which I selfishly re-assessed my life and what I wanted out of it. What I decided I wanted was your daddy and you -- not you specifically, but to be a wife and a mother. Before 9/11, I wasn't completely sure that I wanted those things. I never looked back and wished I had made different decisions - not once. Your daddy and you are the two best decisions I have ever made in my life and I have spent every single day since that day six years ago being happy with my choices in life.

Adding you to our family has, in a strange way, made me more hopeful for the future of humanity. I dream of a world where you will never be hated because of the color of your skin, the god you pray to or the lack thereof, the political decisions to which you subscribe. I don't know that this world will exist in your lifetime, but I now that I look into your beautiuful, guileless eyes, I have renewed hope that maybe it will.

Lollipop, I love you and your daddy more than anything in the world.
Your mommy


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