Monday, January 16, 2012

Martin Luther King, Jr.

As I have reflected on today and what it stands for, I am reminded that only 50 years ago, this would not be possible:
I have seen this quote several times today, and I just had to share it:
"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 and walk together as sister and brothers."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have been reading "The Help," and it grieves my heart to see where our country once was. It saddens me deeply to know that I am going to have to explain that to Isaiah and Laila as they get older. I know there is still work to be done. I experience the prejudice personally at times for the decisions we have made, but I don't claim by any means to understand the hurt and pain that many African Americans have experienced.

All I can say, is that I don't understand how a person's skin color can change their value. I don't know how anyone can look in these sweet brown eyes and feel hate:
or see this sweet smile and feel disgust:

I know that is not what God has called his people to. As Christians, we should be living examples of love, acceptance, and grace. So, today, I grieve, I pray, and I thank God for these 2 amazing blessings that He has placed in our lives. I ask Him to work in the hearts of others who are blind to the truth.


  1. I look in both sets of little eyes and smiles and faces and stories and feel always and only love and gratitude for your amazing family. Thank you for being a rebuilder in your family and in our culture. A million hugs!