A 28 hour plane trip later the roles have changed.
Little Rock is the capital of Arkansas and has a rich history of Civil Rights issues. It has a diverse culture and is a blended community. Our neighborhood even has almost every race represented within a block area. But even still she stands out. Not b/c she is black but b/c she is black in a white family. If she were walking along with other African people, no one would notice. But with us she gets stares, murmurs and questions. She is too young to notice or care at this point but I pray she will have the confidence to handle this issue with grace some day. I would hate for her to walk down the street trying to avoid the idea that people are looking and making assumptions about her b/c of what skin color she has and how it is different then ours. She isn't some sequel to the movie "Blindside," but a story all her own. She is special, beautiful and the same kind of different as me.