I have debated to post this for several weeks now. One thing I have learned through this is that I have a voice and I pray that you to see my heart through this post. I want you to know me for who I really am and what I believe in. I am so overwhelmed with everything going on in the world right now. 2020 has been quite a year so far from the passing of my FAVORITE basketball player, the pandemic, murder hornets, to BLACK LIVES MATTER movement. There has been a lot going on around us. But my heart has lead me to this post because I need you to see me.
I am a white woman. A white woman who has married a white man. It is easy to look at our pictures and see that. We both grew up in dominantly white communities and schools. But since then we have moved to the city. Moved to a school district where there is diversity. We are surrounded by color. We are surrounded from family friends, students, and coworkers on a daily basis. We choose this lifestyle because we want to be a diverse family.
The most upsetting thing that I have seen float around social media is " I see no color". While I know what these people are trying to say, I feel that it is a incorrect term. To us, we see color and we honor it. This is how we will raise our children. To see color, to honor it, to listen, and to be better. I understand that there might be a difference in our skin colors. But our hearts love you and we welcome you into our family. We want to be the definition of blended.
I made a few promises in one of my letters, about diving in to whatever culture your child comes from and I want you to know that we will do everything in our power to make sure that your child will NEVER be the minority. From church, schools, communities, friends, books, music, style, sports, to hairstylist. We are not perfect. We will never be. But please know that we have been heavily educating ourself and we are trying to be better by using our voice. I just wanted you to know where my heart lies in all of this.
We will protect you, love you, and always honor you. We will see you, listen, and will keep educating ourself everyday.
You are beautiful. Please never forget that.