Time slipped away from me and I didn’t write a post today.
I was thinking, if I did — I really should recognize the significance of this day. Just for me. I needed to stop and think about it. The inauguration and the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
Then I read Wendy Thomas Russell’s post on her blog Relax, It’s Just God. A blog for secular parents.
Now I’m not a secular parent, but I came across her on Twitter and enjoy her writing and her thought process.
I love diversity in people and enjoy reading well-written thoughts from an entirely different prospective.
Today her post was on Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech.
Reading Wendy’ post on Dr. King tonight, I felt a just saved feeling as if I had somehow squeaked into church the last minute at Easter. Her writings caused me to think about how much has changed in my lifetime since that speech.
I left her quite a lengthy comment.
After writing it I thought. That’s my post today. It’s not perfect. But it’s from my heart.
Just like us.
Not perfect but most of the times — when the heart is our guide — we change for the good.
“I was a little more than a month old when he delivered that speech. When you look at what has happened in the almost 50 years since (Yes, if you do the math I have a big birthday this summer.) it is remarkable. It says a lot for our country, it says a lot for human kind. Like you pointed out Barack Obama was elected as president in 2008 and today sworn in for his second term. Now I can’t say I agree with all his politics, but I find him a man of conviction and deeply in love with his wife and family. I am so thankful that we are far removed from the racial climate that surrounded MLK’s speech. It stuns me to think there were separate facilities for white and black Americans in my lifetime. I am so thankful — so very thankful — that is not the case anymore. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a big reason for that. We have a long way to go, but we have come a long way in 50 (almost 50) years.”
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