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.
Pocahontas was tough to find at Disneyland. Okay, think impossible. When we visited Disney World we were told that we MIGHT find her in the Animal Kingdom. When daddy and I thought about it it made sense. But we didn’t have time to go to the Magic Kingdom AND Epcot Center AND the Animal Kingdom.
But … we did come upon Pocahontas one day when I was a very little girl when we were between Adventure Land and Frontier Land at Disneyland. I have proof.
Pocahontas is harder to catch than the wind because she is:
Naughty One – she disobeyed her father. And look where that got her.
Free-spirited – not to be forced into a mold. She lived her own life, took the stream less sailed.
Independent – lives her own life
Responsible – watches out for the animals around her
Adventurous – experiences all that life has to offer
Creation loving – enjoys the world she is born in to
Spiritual – understands there is more to life than what you see and touch
Wise – not sophisticated in an Eastern sense, but still very insightful
Noble – uncompromising for her own benefit
Brave – will stand up to anyone
Athletic – climbs, runs, jumps, dives, swim
Skillful – look mom, no hands … but still she can do
Strong – None of this, ‘well I am a woman’ stuff.
Pocahontas has a lot to offer for little girls to look up to. Starting with me.