"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Monday, December 20, 2010

Black Baby White Hands

If you haven't read this...please do.

Even if you are not or will not adopt transracially, please read it!

I felt extremely well educated and prepared about transracial adoption through our incredible agency.

This book has rocked my world in so many ways.

I could go on and on.

I have learned I have said the wrong things already to my kids. **sigh**

I have learned that this is so much bigger than I ever could wrap my head and heart around.

It has shown me that, yet again, my God is the only one that can carry our children through this journey...and He's CHOSEN Blake and I to walk this with them.

I am so thankful this book has given me such priceless insight into a world that is often not spoken about.

I beg you, if you have a relationship with my children, please read this. Please.
I wish I had read it sooner.


norma murphy said...

OK, sweetie... I will read it! Do I need my own copy? Probably... I want to say all the right things, too and KNOW I need help! Love the pictures but love your family so much more! Mom

Kristy said...

You are so good about telling us good books I want to go get this book, just posted on fb tired of shopping but I will try to go get this book. I know I have said wrong things I have caught myself in the middle or after the fact and I get so upset with myself. Probally the most important that I have learned is how to be prepared to answer questions in a respectful way for my childrens sake to people when out and about "strangers" will say things or ask the questions and a lot of times it has caught me off guard, and I have answered wrongly one thing majoe to me is these are my kids adopted and non adopted they are my kids the same.

Liz said...

I know you don't know me and I only "know" you thru this blog but we are the same. I have adopted transracially and I, too, want to say the right things to my child and to others. I know I have failed. I will get the book too. I pray it is an answer to many questions that run thru my child's head and my own! Thank you for this blog and for being so open and honest to those who read but may never meet you!


Lori said...

Molly-thank you for sharing. I look forward to reading this book and others you have recommended.

P.S. LOVE the pictures!!