Mia has recently started asking me "Mom, what color is my skin?" "What color is your skin, is it white?" I kinda assumed that she probably noticed the difference before she said anything because of being in Uganda where the contrast between the Ugandans and the mzungu seems pretty pronounced. I tell her that her skin is dark brown and mine is a very light color and that there are all kinds of people with all different shades. She asked me why and I said thats the way the Lord made people. I am sure this is the beginning of many conversations over the years. I kinda look forward to it though b/c its a demonstration of the unique and beautiful way the Lord has constructed our family!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
First off, this is Mia next to her new best friend, Kira that cat. Melody was initially very scared of the cats but over time she has gotten used to them and now she loves Kira. Kira is a very lazy, very laid back cat that lets the kids pet her, tug at her, sit next to her, and squish her and she generally doesn't care. Mia really likes to pet her and talk to her. This is a pic of Mia laying next to her, watching a cartoon.
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