Saturday, February 14, 2009

Hands Over Our Hearts

As Double Daddy was reading a newspaper article, spurring conversation...

Daddy: "You know, in Saudi Arabia you cannot celebrate Valentine's Day?"

Sarah: "Why not?"

Daddy: "Because in that country, the people cannot choose to do what they want or to believe in God they way they want. The government tells them what is allowed and what is not. Store owners who sell valentines and presents are sent to jail. You cannot even wear red on Valentine's Day without getting in trouble."

Darren: "I'm proud to be an American."

Mommy: "Me too, Honey. Me too."

Regardless of what happens in our country, we have so much to be proud of --and so much to love.Happy Valentine's Day.
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14 comments:

Gill said...

Out of the mouths of babes huh! Makes you greatful to be living in a free democratic country doesn't it. Lovely to hear that the children think its a good thing too :)
Have a great valentines day. xx

Barbara Manatee said...

Good thinking Darren! So much to be proud of here in America and right in your own home!

XOXO

mommytoalot said...

I love that your hubby teaches them stuff like that.
xo
Happy Valentines Day my bloggy friend.

Missy said...

Amen! Happy Valentine's Day!

Rachael said...

i am always impressed with the things that your children say, you are doing an incredible job raising them. just incredible. happy valentine's day.

Laura said...

Umm...I love looking closely at your pictures.
I think I may see what appears to be what others call a POINTSETTIA?
We know it the rare hybrid RED HOT LOVE flower.
We have one too.
Where did you find yours?

Ms Cupcake said...

Dropping by from sits. Have a relaxing Sunday and make it a cupcake day!

In case you're interested my blog giveaway ends tonight. Grand prize is Juicy Couture cupcake earrings.

Jenni Jiggety said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Cheryl! I hope it was a sweet one!

Threeundertwo said...

Happy (belated) Valentine's Day to the entire Lage household!

cat said...

Happy Valentines to you too!

noble pig said...

Happy Valentine's one day late!

MereCat said...

Nice post.

ChefDruck said...

so nice to expose them to other cultures.

Deanna said...

Happy belated Valentine's day Cheryl & Family!!!