• Quote of the Day

    “Surely the reason Christ said, ‘Father, forgive them,’ was because even in that terrible hour He knew that this was the message He had come through all eternity to deliver.”
    —Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

How Long Are You Going to Keep Me?

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.

2 Responses

  1. “For all time and eternity”

    I could not imagine how it would be to have a family that would not last forever.

    I have a half brother he is 1/8th native american and looks more like a distant cusin than my brother, but as I grew up with him as a role model I thought I would have his hair and complexion some day, well I was wrong but I know he is my brother and We are not so different. Like the family of man we all are simmiluar in a varity of ways but each has a certian uniqueness that adds to this family.

    Good Day,

  2. Thank you for your comment, ditchu. I appreciate your sharing your experience and feelings.

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