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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Too Good Not to Share #3: Colorblind

This is our Baby Charlotte:

And this is Baby Charlotte with her babies:

Charlotte loves these babies something fierce. She won’t nap or go to sleep at night unless both babies are safely tucked into the crib with her.

As you may have noticed, one of these babies is black and one is white. But that’s perfectly normal to Charlotte.

We adopted Hannah and Joseph when Baby C was just 12 months old. I think it’s pretty fair to assume that she'll never remember a time when our family wasn’t multi-racial.

Skin color just isn’t a factor for Charlotte. It doesn't register with her. She’s colorblind.

This blesses me so much. I take great comfort in clinging to Charlotte’s worldview when the rest of the world gets me down.

This week, the kids and I were playing at our neighborhood pool when I was approached by our pool manager. She asked me if I could please remember to pay our “guest fees” for the day. For a split second, I was thoroughly confused – until I realized that she assumed Hannah and Joseph were guests of our family. They couldn’t possibly be part of our family – because you know, they’re black and we’re white.

It’s in those times that I remember Charlotte and her crib babies. And I can’t help but think that my 20 month old already has it all figured out. When she looks at people, she just sees them. Not the color of their skin.

And I think that means she sees the world as Jesus does. After all "There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." Galations 3:28

So yes, I just shared some wisdom from a baby. But she's a smart baby. Her sweet and pure perspective refreshes me. And that's just Too Good Not To Share.

“…. And a little child will lead them all.” – Isaiah 11:6

4 comments:

Mrs. Kee said...

I love this post. It is so true that we need to be like children in our innocence and love of everyone. We can all surely learn a lesson from sweet Charlotte.

E said...

Sometimes the best wisdom comes from babies / children. There innocence makes me check myself.

shelbygail said...

I just watched your adoption video over on The Lettered Cottage, and can't begin to tell you how much it moved me. I was in tears the entire time, touched by God's love and light that you have shown so brightly upon this world. Thank you for your bold, selflessness and inspiration.. May God bless you and your beautiful family... You deserve only the best.

Nancy said...

My daughters also had multi-racial dolls and we are not a multi-racial family. Little children just don't see it. I hope that the pool manager was apologetic in her mistake and that you graciously accepted her apology.