The Three Shades of Us

The Three Shades of Us

Most of the time I completely forget that James, Jasmine and I are so diverse. Sometimes we'll be snuggled on the couch, watching a movie or engaging in a tickle-a-thon, and I'll look down at our hands and realize how unique our family is. Other times we'll be out in public and I'll notice people staring; a not so subtle reminder that we're still something of a rarity.

In the beginning, it made me angry. Now it just makes me smile. I smile because I know how beautiful we are. I smile because I know that somewhere out there, a lovely new"colorful" relationship is in that developmental stage and needs some reassurance that they are not alone. I smile because I have two special people in my life that give me a reason to Every. Single. Day.

I happened upon this quote the other day. I'm sure at one point you've all heard that saying "Love knows no color." It's a great quote, but I don't feel that it fully captures the essence of love. This one does.

"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope." --Maya Angelo



So my question today is a simple one. One that you should ask yourself daily to remind you just how blessed you are. What makes you smile?

XOXO Reese

10 comments :

  1. I think you all are beautiful! Visiting from the gfc

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  2. My daughter is interracial and although her father turned out to be one of the bad guys, my daughter is the most precious gift on this earth. I smile when I am with her, I smile when I think about her. The love of a child is something you can not comprehend until you are there x what a lovely blog! I am on my first blog hop, the first of many! I look forward to following you xxx

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  3. Absolutely loved this post.
    I look down at me and B's hands and think the same thing, I can't wait to till we have kids.

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    1. Your kiddos are going to be soooo adorable!!! Are y'all planning on having them soon? Sorry if the question is invasive, but I'm curious :)

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  4. You have a beautiful family! I have a very "colorful" family too. I think my family is what makes me smile the most. :)

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    1. Thank you Jennifer :) I'm happy to hear your family brings a smile to your face too! It's so important these days.

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  5. AWW!! You have such a beautiful family!! That quote is so true...there are many things that should know no color, but we won't even got there! :-)
    I found you today on the GFC blog hop and as you can see, I got pretty far through your blog!! One follower earned! I look forward you reading more about you!!

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