We haven’t planned very much for our wedding lately. Everyone always asks how it’s going, and I just smile and say “Yes“. I know that doesn’t make sense as an answer, but I don’t know what else to say.
We have both been busy being injured (L broke her foot…doing….normal things) or schooling, crying about being tired, and waking up at 5 am (guess which one of us does this). We haven’t had much time to do anything wedding related really.
Actually there isn’t much to do I guess. What is left? Band, food, cake, guest list, …i’m starting to realize we have a lot to do. Usually when there’s something to do, L waits until we are home and we have nothing planned so she can ask me questions while I (yup you guessed it) play XBox!
In our pause I just read this book over the past 3 or 4 days called The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I don’t want to use this blog as a marketing tool but…this book has affected me greatly! I also just found out it’s going to be made into a movie!
Everyone should read this book. I think it’s such an enlightening story. Simply put, it doesn’t tell a story, instead it pulls emotions and feelings out through the most simplistic events and honest language that we all neglect to see or outspokenly acknowledge. Racial lines are not something that I was raised to fear growing up (obviously), but I was smart enough to know that there once were and in some hearts and minds, still are lines.
I’ve never really talked about this with anyone but, raising bi-racial kids is not going to be easy, and race is something that we will have to have a high level of awareness about in our household as me and L grow as a family. With that being said, this book gave me a vision that I will never forget. The last scene of the book encapsulated 4 views of the world that signify fear, love, tolerance, and ignorance all in one.
I’ve never cried over a book before, but …. last night, my contacts were bothering me a lot. Must have been reading induced allergies.