Russ was singing to the boys last night as he tucked them in bed; he went through a number of old favorites and wrapped it up with “Jesus loves the Little Children.” When he got to the line, “…red and yellow, black and white…” Little Man interjected, “Dad! There are white people?” Russ answered, “Well yes – I’m white.” Little Man shook his head, and with a wise smile said, “No, you’re not, you’re brown.”
I asked him this morning, “Little Man, what color am I?” He answered,”You’re sort of white on your fingernails, but sort of brown on your skin. I don’t really know. Just look in the mirror and see because I can’t tell you. You just look pretty great to me because you’re my mom and I love you.”
Then he pointed to a freckle on my skin and said, “See, right here you are the same color as me. You are part Ethiopia.”
That made my morning.
I’ve been doing a little blog housekeeping. We recently added a Facebook “Like” button to the sidebar and I would be ever so grateful if you would click on it and “Like” One Thankful Mom on Facebook. If you do, you’ll get a notification each time I post on my blog, and best of all, it will make me happy to see you add your name to my “Friends.” If you are already my friend on Facebook but haven’t “Liked” my One Thankful Mom page, be sure to do it since I will be transitioning to only sharing links to my blog on that page. I hate to clog up my high school friends’ pages with links to my adoption blog.
Last night I was looking through some of the pages on my blog and found two that had not been updated in two years or so. My About Me page still referred to the site as A Bushel and A Peck, in the first sentence on the page, no less. And the FAQ’s had not been updated in two years. I updated them a little bit and should probably do more, but that is it for now.
The most surprising realization, however, was that there was a slew of great comments that had landed in the comment spam folder. I have no idea why – but I promptly approved them all. If you ever leave a comment and it doesn’t show up reasonably soon, please shoot me an email. I love your comments, they mean so much to me, and I would hate for you to take the time to comment and have it never appear. [ Note to self – check the spam folder.]
giving thanks #801 – 810
Sunshine practicing her memory work with a British accent
a few ideas for Spring Break – hopefully a plan will develop quickly
friends who share their lives with me, and are willing to listen as I process
pill boxes filled this morning with meds that give life to my girls
doctors and researchers who devote their lives to bringing health to people with HIV
sun streaming in the kitchen windows!!
snow melting away
Kathleen reminding me that God’s grace is sufficient for today
Russ leaving for work looking handsome
two more birthdays this week – Sweet Pea and Samuel
Thank you for reading and sharing life with me.
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