When Sloane and I went to Texas a few weeks ago, she met the Bluebonnets for the first time 🙂
The Bluebonnets and I go way back. I say this because I’ve been singing about bluebonnets since grade school.
I think I always thought I’d be Texan. My first 18 years were spent there, and though I didn’t imagine my future there, I just thought I’d be a Texan. However, I don’t guess I am a Texan anymore since I don’t live there. I guess opinions could vary as to how that works 😉
While I really do love Oklahoma, at least the area I know, it’s safe to say, I’m still adjusting in some ways. Don’t get me wrong, it was a really easy transition moving here. Brent grew up here, I had already made friends and the list goes on. I’m so very grateful for the smooth transition.
But, I didn’t know the Oklahoma State Flower until 20 seconds ago when I looked it up. I’ve lived here almost seven years.
It’s a Rose. Sloane’s middle name is Rose.
When browsing, I also discovered the tree is the Redbud, which is also pretty ironic since we have one smack center when you walk out out our front door.
I guess these are all signs that we are learning our new heritage and we are part of it. I want to be better at learning and knowing and teaching. I feel like learning about my surroundings at such a young age gave me pride. Texas Pride….. that’s what us Texans call it, haha.
I think pride in your surroundings is important.
Knox & Sloane know that Mommy was born in Texas. They know Mommy & Daddy went to school in Arkansas. And they know they they/we live in Oklahoma. I’ve been teaching them that their HOME is in Okla-HOME-a. And yes, I totally have a video to post of that talk 🙂
Now, I shall work on more in depth details 🙂
Are you biased to your heritage? Selective on learning your newer surroundings?
I still have quite a few pictures that I want to post of our trip, but for now, I have these that Brent’s mom took….