Through the Eyes of My Children

5 thoughts on “Through the Eyes of My Children”

  1. How lovely that Wild Child and Bird Boy are able to see things and want to improve the plight of those they see in need. What a wonderful experience that you are able to slow down and appreciate it. It sounds like they have a true calling thanks to the innocence of childhood! Bless you all!

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  2. Thank you Vivian.

    Your comments re skin colour remind me of my own daughter around grade 1 or 2. We were looking for a girl in her class whom I didn’t know. I asked if she was Chinese (half of the class was Chinese) but Janet was puzzled. So I asked her, “does she look like Auntie Yumin?” (ie almond eyes, black hair..) and Janet was incredulous. “No, she looks nothing like Auntie Yumin!” When we finally found Rebecca, she was indeed Chinese but Janet did not see any of that. In her eyes, Rebecca was Rebecca and other categories were meaningless.

    Our children do indeed teach us many things!

    Paddy

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  3. Nice writing, Vivian. Sharon and I really enjoyed reading about the children and find that we could add several other incidents of their remarkable perception and sensitivity that we’ll always remember from our time together. Of course, it’s also necessary that parents are sufficiently alert and in touch with their children to notice their lovely graces and clarities and this, in itself, is a not-to-be-taken-for-granted privilege and blessing.
    Love, D and S

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  4. Lovely to read of the experience of your children. I spent the first six years of my life on a reserve here in Canada. As I grew up, I realized that I do not notice race and colour as others do. I can relate to C. C. Blessings to you all. Elsie

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