This month’s New Era contains a sweet little story about an LDS family who adopted a Chinese girl, who always asked them a certain question. In “How Long Are You Going to Keep Me?” the author, Ryan Marie Lusvardi, tells of the various ways his family answered his new sister’s question, telling her that they were going to be with her forever. In addition, he mentions his sister’s attempts to identify with her family:
“Lily had her own system of deciding who was Chinese. She decided our mother, who has dark brown hair, was Chinese because, as Lily put it, ‘Your hair is like mine.’ When my skin became brown in the sun, Lily would say, ‘You’re kind of Chinese because your skin is like mine.’” Lily looked for and found ways each member of our family was like her.”
One of the nicest parts of the story is the artwork, which is by an artist from mainland China. You can see it in the PDF.