My daughters, Sarah and Anna, are friends with a precious boy named Daniel. One summer weekend day, we met up with Daniel at church after not seeing him for a few weeks. The first statement that he made to us was, "Did you know I'm half white and half black?" Since we know and love both of Daniel's parents, this information came as no shock to us. Daniel's mom quietly told me that Daniel had been troubled for days after having been told by someone that he was "half white and half black."
Over the next few hours, the idea of this book grew in my heart. I wrote and designed it with a little help from my girls. I delivered it to Daniel a couple of days later. He immediately read the book aloud while I stood in the doorway listening. After reading a few pages, he stopped and looked at his mom with astonishment as he realized that his skin color and his origins didn't matter to his friends. "They don't even care!" he said in amazement as his mom gave him a hug. This simple little book helped Daniel remember that God does not make mistakes. My hope is that other little children will find comfort in this book as they are reminded of that truth for themselves.