(Re) Why I hope my white wife births an Indian baby.
What would you do if your wife who is of the same race as you births a child of another race?
True story reported on BBC and other reputable news outlets: black ‘Nigerian’ couple had white baby. See blog pic. Absolutely crazy!
Think about that for a sec.
Hubby is black. Wife is black. Husband ‘lays‘ with wife (as the bible is fond of saying) and 9 months later, black wife has a white baby with blonde hair. What would you do?...
Fight? scream? yell? cry? LOL? all of the above?
I don’t blame you. I’d probably do that as well. But can I make a confession?
I envy Ben and Angela [black parents of white baby]. I really do. Why? Because I LOVE diversity.
I absolutely LOVE diversity.
A while ago my daughter told me she wanted to marry a white person so she could ‘match’ mom and dad. I can’t tell you how much that made my heart smile. Why?
Because I LOVE diversity.
Its so fun for me to imagine what our biological kids will look like [my wife is white btw for any new readers].
I can’t wait to hold that 'little Adebiyi’. What will he or she look like? Will he have crazy curly fro like J.Smith? [What? a guy can’t dream anymore?]. Will he/she be dark skinned with green eyes? Lighter skin with dread locks like daddy?
I honestly cannot imagine anything as exciting as having a child that's a great blend of my wife and I’s race.
Well, actually I could.
The only thing that could be as exciting would be if Ashley had a Chinese baby. Or an Indian baby. Wait... what about a Hispanic baby?
Oh man. That would be absolutely awesome. I’m so serious.
I know it’s practically impossible but if my wife got pregnant and had an Indian looking baby through some long shot crazy impossible DNA miracle, I would be happy. I really would. Why?
Because I LOVE diversity.
So far we’ve gotten Haitian, African and American but we’ve only just started. I want people’s mind to blow up trying to figure out our family when we walk into a restaurant.
I don’t know how or when but I’m pretty sure God has an Indian baby out there for us. There’s also a Chinese cutie that God predestined to be our child before the foundations of the earth.
I’m from Africa so we gotta get some black in there. And while we’re at it, we’d love some Hispanic flavor in the house. Why?
Because we LOVE diversity.
And you should too because God LOVES diversity.
He celebrates it. He commands it. He delights in it. He ordains it. He thought of it.
I know you think America is the greatest country on earth. I do too and there’s no where else I’d rather live.
But just so you know, ‘white [or even black for that matter] America’ is gonna be a very, very, very small section in heaven. Why?
Because God LOVES diversity.
Which is why I’m convinced that you can’t fully experience the fullness of God without having racial diversity in your life.
I’m not talking about that random Arab you're friends with on facebook. I mean, unless you share real life with people who don’t look/sound/dress/talk like you, you will miss out. It is imperative that we are intentional about consistently rubbing shoulders with diverse people.
What has been the biggest obstacle that has prevented you from having more diversity in your life?
Also, why do you think a TON of churches have little to no significant racial diversity?
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