The racial diversity is part of our story, but simply being human is the biggest part
For one brief moment my children were all together and I requested the wedding photographer take a picture of their hands. She sighed deeply. Really? Usually it’s just the groom and the bride, but she complied and we put the symbol of their ethnic diversity as well as their familial bond on this site.
The picture only tells a small part of the story. The white paint on one of their hands does hint at the sacrifice they each made to be together. In a splattered shirt and pants, the painter arrived just minutes before the ceremony. He rushed into a restroom emerging two minutes later in a dark suit.
“Where are your work clothes,” I whispered.
“Under the sink in the bathroom,” he whispered back. “Hope no one steals my good stuff.”
All pictures have a back story. All stories have additional details. No picture conveys the whole story, neither can a piece of writing. This site contains pictures, blogs and access to a book which tries to help examine motherhood, adoption, race, prejudice and gratitude.
We don’t pretend our lives or our writing is the whole story. Neither do we think our story is not more important than yours or anyone else’s. Hopefully, sharing our stories will bring us more understanding as well as more laughter.