An [unpublished] book about eyes

I ran across this story I wrote many years ago, right before the birth of my eldest child…Back when I thought that quitting my job as the Children’s Director at Quest meant I would have time to write children’s books while being a stay at home mom.  Funny how things change.  This lesson is still very important to my heart. I wrote it, intending to use it to teach my children about recognizing the beauty in people that are different than them.  You can read the story behind the story here. On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I share this as a way to lend my voice to the fight against racism in this country. I lend my voice in the fight for every child’s right to be heard, to be lifted up, to be educated, to be acknowledged and appreciated for who they are, and to be all who God has made them to be.

All Our Eyes– I would change the title.  Still exploring options.  Beautiful Eyes, Eyes, My Favorite part of all, Your Eyes…[feel free to leave an opinion in the comments section]

Look in a mirror. What do you see?
A nose. A mouth. Two ears.
And my favorite part of all-  your eyes.

Every person is different.
No nose is the same. No mouth is the same. No ears are the same.
And nobody but you has your eyes.

Your eyes are beautiful.
Just the way God made them- especially for you.
Look around you. What kind of eyes do you see?
Some people have bright blue eyes. Some people have deep brown eyes.
Some are green.Some are gray.

Some are big and round, others are not.

Almond shaped eyes. Wide eyes. Narrow eyes.
Old eyes. Young eyes. Happy eyes. Sad eyes.
So many different eyes!

If you see someone with different eyes than you,
What do you say?

Wow!
Your eyes are beautiful. Just the way God made them- especially for you.

Every person is different.
No nose is the same. No mouth is the same. No ears are the same.

And nobody but you has your eyes.

So. Anyone want to illustrate for me?

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