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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

“No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.” – Cinderella

Cinderella is popular all over the world. Even in China where a princess, Ye Xian, has a similar experience.

This quote from Cinderella may not be true, but even I am little I know that dreams can be pretty powerful. And if I believe I can, like the little engine who could … well maybe I can do cool things, too.

Cinderella Dreams

Cinderella Dreams

Daddy says that dreams are like goals, are like part of our imagination. And if we can imagine something, many times it can come true.

People dreamed of going to the moon before daddy was a little boy. That was a LONG LONG time ago. (Ed: Not that long). Now people have been to the moon and back.

They are called ash toe nots. (Ed. Astronauts)

Daddy touched a moon rock when he was wearing can and Veronica’s cape last week. (Ed: in Cape Canaveral) Wow! Touching the moon!! And some people even walked on the moon.

I want to dream something big, too. And I want to believe I can do it. And no matter how hard things are, I won’t give up.

But, unlike Cinderella, I am not going to depend on a fairy god mother.

I am going to depend on hard work and on my daddy and on my mommy and on my friends.

Right now? I am dreaming of a flower cookie.

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.


Bill Belew

Professional Blogger, social media marketer, professor of marketing, Christian and dad.

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