As we celebrated Martin Luther King day this week, I have been pondering what this means to so many people, what it will mean to our Abby girl. There is so much prejudice in the world, it’s so unreal. People are judged not only on their color, but how they look, what they do, so many different things.
When I meet someone for the first time, I’m not looking at their color or how they dress. I look to see what is in someone, what is in their heart and soul. Sometimes you can see this outwardly, you just know by seeing them in that instant that they are kind, loving and a good soul.
God made each one of us unique, beautiful and special. Not one of us are the same, how truly amazing is that. There is only one of me, inside and out. Only one of you, you won’t find another one of you, anywhere in this world. When I look in Abbys face I see a beautiful girl, with dark eyes and curly hair. I don’t see her color, even though her coloring is beautiful. From the instant I laid eyes on her I thought how beautiful she is.
She is not my coloring, she is a caramel color, she has white and african american in her family. I think of her, an innocent little child, and I wonder how will she be treated. Being adopted by a white family, living in a majority of a white neighborhood. I hope that she will see her skin and see how beautiful it is and never wish she was white like me.
We are all unique and different, so as a parent of this child, I will teach her it’s what’s inside that counts. You can be the most beautiful person on the outside, wear all the right clothes and look the look but be so ugly inside. It’s the inside that is what a person is.
More to come later!
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.