Tuesday, April 21, 2009

GratiTuesday- Lest We Forget

After watching The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, I am so thankful for my children and being able to just be with them and talk to them and hold them in my arms and protect them. I'm thankful that God saw fit to bless our lives with Jacob and Jaden. I'm thankful that we have the freedoms we have, so that we can keep our children with us in safety and peace. I can't imagine the pain and suffering that so many Jewish mothers and children must have gone through. Those mothers had to be so strong to be able to let their children go; their love must have transcended anything they felt inside. I have read that Irena stated that she would never forget the cries of the children as they were leaving their mothers behind....it's such an emotional thing to think about. The Holocaust was a horrible time in our history, but nevertheless, we cannot afford to forget that it happened. We cannot put it behind us and never think about it. We must remember; we must tell our children the stories and history lessons that have been passed to us. "We must never forget, lest history repeat itself." Thanks to Irena, 2500 children were rescued and placed with families or in safe places.

Irena Sendler Pictures, Images and Photos

So, today, I'm thankful for my children, Jacob and Jaden; and I'm thankful for the courage and love of not only people like Irena Sendler, but also the Jewish mothers who showed us what true and unconditional and unyielding love is....by giving their children a chance to live. God forbid history repeat itself, but may God give us the courage and boldness if ever we should face the same.

(Mom, if you're reading this, I accidentally deleted the movie from the dvr; please forgive me; it was going to be waiting for you, if you should come to visit; I could so kick myself right now; it comes out in June, so we will get it....I'm sorry!)

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Sarah April 21, 2009 at 10:33 AM  

While I did not watch the movie, I have read about Irena's story. Amazing. Great post.

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