Oh my heart the last few weeks! This feels like an uphill battle. But in all my questioning and confusion, it was clear to me that it’s a battle I shouldn’t ignore. And not just shouldn’t ignore but CAN’T ignore. I went to bed thinking about my babies and wondered what the world would look like for them when they grow up. It scared me honestly. Until I realized,“the world will look the way we tell them it looks.”
The world our children will live in, largely depends on us. From what we say to what we don’t say. Do we make it comfortable for them to ask questions or do we tip toe around the hard stuff?
I didn’t want to simply throw up a black square on my instagram and say “I’m muted so you can talk.” But instead I wanted to start the conversation- like a real conversation and get responses. “What can I do today to make the world a better place?” And the overwhelming response was “teach our children.” So while some are in the streets protesting, I’m vowing to protest from home. I’m doing it for my children and all God’s children. No matter what you believe, I think we can all agree that this world could look a whole lot better and a whole lot more loving.
Here’s How I’m Moving Forward:
I asked a beautiful black friend of mine “how can we change the way the next generation will think and act when it comes to race? I told her I don’t want my children to live in a world that displays so much hate and anger. And this is what she said:
“Don’t make it weird. I feel like it’s still weird in 2020 to have all colors in the home. Meaning, have black baby dolls in your home, read them stories with black characters, watch movies with them in it. This will show them that you love all colors of skin. Show them that it’s not taboo. Let them know we are different in color but love is love and you can love and appreciate everybody.”
It’s so important to pray but we have to put some action behind it. We have to solve the problem for our children and our children’s children. We have a huge responsibility in this. God made each and everyone of us for His glory. And I want to glorify that within these four walls.
Here are some books that we can buy our children to bridge the gap more and more.
I snagged all 4.