Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Black, White, Tan...
The other day we were at the pool. The water was cc--oooldd- and Joel (like his Mama) is not a fan of the cold water so soon he was snuggled up with me in a towel trying to warm up. The other children find the fun of swimming to outweigh the chilliness of the water but I do have them come out for some warming when their teeth start chattering.
Joel asked me about the people laying out in the sun..
Joel: "Mama, are those people trying to get their Vitamin D from the sun?"
Me: Giggling.. "Well, maybe a little but really they are just trying to get tan."
Me: "They want their skin darker.."
Joel: "Mama, you are not serious..Are you serious?"
Me: "Yes, I'm serious."
Joel: Pulls up the sleeve of my shirt to look at my farmer's tan.."You mean like this?" pointing to the darker shade of my skin..
Me: "Yes, like that.."
Joel: "You don't want to be darker..do you Mama?"
Me: "Well..yes I would like to be darker."
Joel: "Not me, I don't want to be darker I want to be lighter.."
Me: "Well, I want to be darker like you.."
Joel: "Well, I want to be lighter like you.."
We smile at each other..
Me: "Maybe we should both be thankful for the colors God made us.."
Joel: "Yes, we will be thankful because He knows best."
And her soul gives a smile
'Cause she understands
That love is black,white,tan
Everyone is precious in the Father's sight
It don't matter red,or yellow,black or white
He just loves you 'cause he loves you
And I tell you this is true
You are not a color and the color is not you
Nicole C. Mullen~