I've had a hard time finding the words to express where I'm at in this political/cultural climate we as a nation are facing. what I've realized through it all is that change starts in our home, in the way we raise our children and what we teach them: about themselves and about how they view other people. it's an active role, not passive and although some days our one family can feel discouragingly small, it's important and what we invest in these babes of ours, I pray, will never be lost on them. we live in a school district where our daughter attends a school in which she is a minority and 50% of more of the kids live below the poverty line. while I was initially apprehensive, i can see so much good that has come from it: for her and us. I don't want to negate the cultural traditions of ones race, but to a degree, I want my children to grow up colorblind. where they don't see someone as their color first and who they are as a person second. I don't want them to grow up with a mindset of white privilege. I'm glad our daughters are surrounded by kids that don't look just like them. our world can change and this next generation can be the ones that make change a reality.