Friday, September 11, 2009

Never forget

It's weird to be in another country on days that are special in America. On Labor Day, there weren't any BBQs with friends or big movie openings in Nica. It was just another day to the people here. We took the opportunity to learn about the history of Labor Day and practiced our Spanish as we retold it to our teachers and friends.

Today is another of those days. Judging by Facebook, it's been a day wrapped in somber thoughts and rememberings. I don't want us to forget that. Last night, we told Alison about what happened 8 years ago. We told her what we were doing when the planes hit. How we felt that day and the following weeks.

Today I had a long conversation with a friend about it. She was aware of the event, but not the date.

While we prepare to celebrate the 14th of Septiembre (Independence from William Walker) and the 15th of Septiembre (Independence for Central America from Spain), we are embracing this new culture that we live in.

But on days like today, I want to remember home. I want to always remember.

1 comment:

Nana Mary said...

Both days just passed here as well. It does feel strange. I wonder what is going to happen for all of our other holidays. Lindsay prepared me for the letdown of no Thanksgiving but Dad and I have decided to use it as a teaching tool like you had. 9/11 should never be forgotten and the traditions of other important days should be the same. I will remember, I will uphold my traditions while I embrace the holidays of the culture I live. Seems a little like when Elayne and Dad married, she celebrated Hanakuh and then she embraced Christmas as well. Bring it all on!