My parents always made it a point to teach my brothers and I everything about our cultural backgrounds. For those of you who are unaware, I was born in Africa but raised in Canada. Although most of my childhood/ adult life was spent in Canada I am fluent in my African dialect and deeply rooted in my culture thanks to parents who transmitted and…
reinforced African traditions.
I’m so thankful to my folks for being able to instill those values in us. It couldn’t have been easy, considering that they were in a foreign country themselves.
Although I’m not American, my daughter is.
As she gets older, it is my responsibility to teach her any and everything. This week, as Memorial day approaches, we’re talking about the wonderful men and women who have served this country and continue to do so faithfully.
She may not fully grasp the meaning or understand just yet but I’m confident that she eventually will.
Until next time.