When you are a kid in school and read about our capital in books, you don't really digest it all.
When you are an adult seeing Washington D.C. for the first time..
in front of you..to read, to breath, to touch, to feel... you get it.
You appreciate the sacrifices made to allow your freedom.
You feel for the families who had to endure long after.
As a spouse, I feel amazing pride for the service my husband gave and continues to give.
There were several times I was glad to wear my sunglasses, just to have a solemn moment of my own.
As a parent, it is wonderful to know the endless possibilities of our child
as a citizen of such an amazing country.