Monday, October 16, 2006

Lots to think about.

One of the things we have been thinking a great deal about is the fact that we will be a multi-racial family.

Well intentioned people will stare at us at the mall and the grocery store. So, we will lose a bit of anonynimity. People, without meaning to be insensitive, will ask questions like, "How much did your baby cost?" I am already prepared to retort with "How much was your hospital bill when you had junior?" We do not fear these issues, but know that it is something that we have to be prepared for.

We also have to expect that people with bad intentions will make unacceptable comments, etc. It will be very important to learn how to deal with these things in a positive manner. More importantly, we will need to teach our son how to as well. Neither one of us has ever really experienced prejudice to the degree that our son might. It is not that either one of us has ever condoned such activity, it is just that we have always been part of the majority.

We have a long time to learn and think about these things. Does any of this shake our conviction that this is how we are meant to start our family. Absolutely not. I am confident that when we bring our son home, we will be ready to begin living our lives as a family.


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