Wednesday, September 11, 2013

What do you do to never forget?

Today is a day where hate seems appropriate.
12 years ago, America suffered a mortal wound. Yet the country went on to vote in a 2 term Marxism-driven Presidency,  whose policies and leadership have done more to dismantle America than Al Qaeda ever did.
A year ago, four Americans who stood post for Obama , namely, Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed when their commander in Chief traded his backbone for sleep. A year later, there is still no real closure for their sacrifice.
Via Wikipedia
In an August 12, 2013 interview with WMAL radio in Washington DC, Joe DiGenova, a former U.S. attorney who represents one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, said that 400 American surface-to-air missiles were stolen during the terror attack. DiGenova is quoted as saying: "We have learned that one of the reasons the administration is so deeply concerned" is that "there were 400 surface-to-air missiles stolen, and that they are ... in the hands of many people, and that the biggest fear in the U.S. intelligence community is that one of these missiles will be used to shoot down an airliner."
Last night around the dining table, my husband reminded the family of this special day. My 7 year old asked what it meant. And we explained to him that there is an enemy who has and would like to kill Americans because what we believe is different from what they believe. My 7 year old was clearly disturbed by the concept of an enemy so bent on evil that they would anything, including killing themselves, just to destroy us.
“I hate that, mommy”. He exclaimed.
He’s right. We ought to hate evil actions. 
It must have bothered him all night. After he brushed his teeth and jumped into bed, my son said “ Mommy, do you know why Voldermort didn’t kill baby Harry Potter?” .
 “ Isn’t it because of the scar he had?”
 “ No, mommy, the scar came after the first attempt to kill him.”
“ No, I don’t remember. Why?” I replied, as I slipped his pillow in a newly washed white pillow case.
“It’s because of love, his mother loved him so much that she died in order to save him. And Voldermort couldn’t destroy Harry because he doesn’t understand what love is.”
And there, once again, my little acorn led me to the tree.
Our enemy cannot defeat us because they would never understand what greater love is. What it means to unconditionally love one’s country and neighbor. The road might be long and arduous and more blood would be shed. The true devastation of the Obama regime would reveal itself. But as long as we hold pure love in our hearts, we do not fear.
With that, I shall focus on the Hero stories with my children today.
What about you? Which hero story would you be telling today? What else do you do to Never Forget?