Monday, January 16, 2012

Thank you, Dr. King

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers."

Hearing Dr. King's speech gives me chills. Reading about and seeing video of the racial separation that took place just a generation or two ago blows my mind. Even in my generation, as a family with a black child, we still get odd, inquisitive, and even disgusted looks on a daily basis. But as for me and my for MY children...they are growing up in a home, and hopefully a generation, where seeing children of different colors and races holding hands and hugging each other is the norm.

Thank you, Dr. King, for helping dreams become reality. Because it wasn't an easy road to get here, and good gracious some people still have a ways to go, but how thankful our family is for a man to stand up for what was right, and to lead the way.