I was having a good time, but there was a teeny tiny part of me that felt a tad out of place being there. I didn’t have any real reason only my insecurity at being a white mom of an Ethiopian child. It felt like I was eavesdropping on a private conversation and it made me wonder what the other attendees were thinking, at least those who looked at us.I'm usually snarky and mean, right? You expect me to rip her, right?
Nope, not gonna happen! How YOU feel doesn't matter, so long as you go outside your little comfort zone for your child, and that's what she did. Feel as awkward as you like, but don't use it as an excuse to avoid people of your child's race.
And remember those few moments you feel awkward in a crowd of people of another race? That's only a few moments. Likely your child lives that ALL THE TIME.
Isn't that reason enough to go?