Love and Pain I find ways to let my children know that they're wanted and loved every day, while also acknowledging the trauma of the separation from their birth families. She raised six kids, all while working and making sure that we all were educated and had the essentials. One of the dads' favorite quotes by a Black icon: I feel they need to know what might happen, how to respond and how irrational it all will be. I don't always succeed, but I think it's important to remember that sometimes it's better to be kind than to be right. What is their family's favorite thing about Black History Month:
I feel they need to know what might happen, how to respond and how irrational it all will be.
She naturally gravitates to historical figures that look like her, so we'll read stories and look at pictures of brave, talented, brilliant black women. But more importantly, Black History Month is important to us because it offers a chance for the rest of the country - particularly those privileged enough to not have just one month dedicated to their culture - to take a moment and reflect on the contributions that Black Americans have made to all our lives - and to all our collective culture - and to our nation's history. I am excited to teach my daughter that with having a Black daddy and a White daddy, she gets to experience two different cultures while growing up and celebrating her own Blackness. One their family's favorite quotes by a Black icon:
It's a reminder of where we as a country have been so that we know where we need to go.