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.
—Yellow-Haired Girl in a Foreign Country—
Mia walked closer and closer to the yellow-haired little girl.
The yellow-haired girl danced. The animals danced with her. And around her flew some very big birds. A green one! A blue one! And a red one!
But they were not birds at all! They were fairies!
The yellow-haired girl sang a beautiful song. And all the animals sang along with her.
Mia’s feet began to move. She tried to stop her feet but it was no use. Her feet wanted to dance, too! And the song was so beautiful. And Mia wanted to sing, too!
They danced and sang and held hands and twirled in the green forest surrounded by trees with the most beautiful leaves.
In the distance they heard the voice of a prince singing along. His voice was deep. And her new friend’s eyes began to glow with the shine of love.
Mia looked hard through her telescope that she remembered to bring along to see who was singing.
In the distance she saw a rider on a large brave horse. She turned to tell her little yellow-haired friend who she saw but her friend was gone.
Related: The Beginning of Mia’s Fantasy
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