Monday, August 2, 2010

Hard Questions

Why do my children deserve to have their college educations paid for before they are even old enough for college when children half-way across the world are dying of starvation?

Why do I have 3 winter coats in my closet when there are homeless people who don't even have 1?

Do I love my children because they share half of my genetic material or do I love them because they are a gift from God and because I spend time with them and take care of them on a daily basis?

Is it better for a child to grow up in an orphanage without a family but among people of their same race and culture or to leave their country and culture to gain a forever family who will care for them and love them but look different than they do?

Why did we ever think our daughter needed a $50 baby doll who looked just like her when that baby lies in the crib upstairs while the $15 Target doll with a skin color different from hers goes with my little girl nearly everywhere?!

Don't all kids deserve a family?

Who will step up for the 147 million children without one?

Can anyone watch this video or read the first few paragraphs of this article and not cry?

This post is part of the Moms' 30-Minute Blog Challenge.


  1. Wow! Thanks, friend, for making me think today. This is why I enjoy visiting friends like you so much.

  2. Wow - beautifully said. Words I needed to hear today ...

  3. Wow, what a great post! My youngest daughter, who is blonde haired and blue eyed, received two babies for Christmas, one who looks like her, and an Asian baydoll that looks like her sister. The blonde babydoll sits in pristine condition in the toy box whereas beloved Baby Mei Mei is in good need of a bath.

  4. So true!!! We all need to think before we glibly spend.


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