Happy Children’s Day! (And random thoughts)

I’m really tired after a wonderful day spent with the family celebrating Children’s Day. I love that so far my husband has been able to take the day off so we can do something special together in honor of this Korean holiday. And since it’s not a holiday here, often the museums and other places we chose to go aren’t very busy.

I have a lot on my mind right now about adoption–some of it stemming from the book I’m reading (Culture Keeping by Heather Jacobson) and some of it from just observing the lives and practices of other adoptive families both IRL and through the Internet. I plan to write on both of  those trains of thought, but just not now.

The Arizona illegal immigrant law has also brought a lot of debate into my life about race and white privilege. Frankly, I’m tired of debating. But when I feel that way it only reinforces the privilege I have because I could choose to just let it go when I hear comments that are racially insensitive or inappropriate; a person of color must endure and deal with these comments and situations regularly. So, I don’t let it go. Now that I have an understanding of race and the role it plays in day-to-day American life, I want to be an ally. That means speaking up.

These race debates and discussions on adoption have set me on a course of self-reflection. I’ve been doing a lot of that since becoming a mom. It’s been a good honest look at myself and my beliefs.

So, with all that plus other stuff going on my life, I’m tired. But I’m still here.

1 Response to “Happy Children’s Day! (And random thoughts)”

  1. 1 hemant
    November 12, 2011 at 12:20 am

    great,it was a beautiful thought.

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