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Thank You

Posted by | March 25, 2012 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Resort Boys

Owen (background) & Kyle (foreground), age 12 months, on vacation in Jamaica

Thank you to all who read the post below (And You Wonder Why I Dress My Boys the Way I Do?), and to all of you who linked and left comments and emailed me regarding it. That post has quickly become the most popular post we’ve ever had on the J-M Family Blog. The viral quality of it left me feeling unexpectedly affirmed (I expected the usual onslaught of negativity that I usually get whenever I post something even slightly provocative). It is rare to feel so un-alone in this white-mama-raising-beautiful-black-boys journey. Thanks for helping me feel like I’m not the only one with these thoughts and feelings. If you haven’t read the comments on that post, you really should; the comments are probably more important than that post itself.

Tomorrow we get back to our usual routine (K & O were on school break this past week, so it was anything but the ordinary week). And we will try to get back into a rhythm and groove… but we won’t forget Trayvon Martin.


  • Gail McCormick says:


    Seeing the photo (especially of Kyle) when they had not yet learned to trust people, reminds me of the thought that has all too frequently come to mind over the past 7 years. How can you bear to tell these beautiful, confident, trusting young men that the outside world is not necessarily a safe, welcoming place for them? And yet you must.

    It is heartbreaking.

  • heather says:

    Those boys would be cute wearing anything, but gosh they look precious in those little shirts and shorts!

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