We witness a miracle each time a child enters a life. But those who must make their journey home across time and miles, growing in the hearts of those waiting to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny. And placed among us by God's own hands.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Great Kids Video

We made a visit to the library the other day and loaded up on videos and books to keep the kids busy and to add to my Rwanda reading list. My daughter picked out a interesting video titled "Happy to Be Nappy and Other Stories of Me". I looked at it and realized that it was based on a popular children's book for African American girls. Turns out the video covers several stories centered on positive self-acceptance and in-between each story it features a real child who is somehow different but through the video the kids learn that we are all really the same on the inside. It featured a boy who is blind, a boy who takes dance class (the only boy in his class), and a child with cerebal palsy among others. I can't think of a more timely message for our kids, not only acceptance of self but acceptance and tolerance of others as well. I highly reccomend this video to everyone, not just adoptive parents. And it turns out it is only $11 on Amazon.com if you want to buy it. http://www.amazon.com/Happy-Be-Nappy-Other-Stories/dp/B0009WIE52

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