"Mommy...if my baby sister is brown, I will love her!"The pure innocence of those words just warmed my heart. I understood what she meant. It was eye opening for me to hear it, realizing that at 5-years-old, she has no concept of how race works!
She has friends of different races that she sees at church. Perhaps her comment came the day or two after playing at Graysen's house, Ashley's daughter, a family who has adopted two boys from Ethiopia. Maybe she started thinking about how kids all look different, even in the same family? I'm not sure!
But it made me very happy. It made me glad that this is how my kids think. To not only see everyone as one big happy family, but to love them all the same.
If only everyone thought this way. If only all of us were as innocent as children and could see it the way Sarah does.