My Sweet LiLi

My sweet, sweet L is struggling with questions friends are asking her at school. They want to know what happened to her lip. They want to know why she doesn't look like her parents. She is questioning the color of her skin and deciding she does not like it. I always try to teach L that everyone is different and to never ask someone something that could hurt their feelings or make them feel uncomfortable. I try to teach her to think about how it would make the other person feel. I told her it is her story and she can choose to tell the children that she does not want to talk about it. She said they keep asking and pushing her for answers. I told her she can tell them the truth or tell them it is private and personal. She said she is scared to talk about it. I don't even see her scar. I only see beauty when I look at her. Pure, innocent beauty.

the long road