I caught my younger daughter reading Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech online. She had recently read a biography on Dr. King and had wondered what his famous “I Have A Dream” speech was all about.
Every year, when they get the day from school, my husband and I always have great conversations with our daughters. They are appalled by the time in our history that let a person’s appearance determine his or her worth. They are encouraged by the determination of a black man to stand up to white leaders in the name of equality. So, my younger daughter reading Dr. King’s speech was not a surprise to me.
“You know, Momma,” she said as I sat down beside her, “Dr. King sounded like a sweet man.”
I nodded my head in affirmation.
“I’m a lot like him, I think,” she continued.
“In what ways?” I asked.
“Well,” she began, “I want all children all over the world to go to school. I want all children all over the world to be happy and healthy and not scared.”
“Me too, baby girl.”
“And, Momma,” she said, “His dream? It’s my dream, too.”
Heather Davis blogs at Minivan Momma. When her kids aren’t dreaming about being world changers, they are busy providing her with many opportunities to laugh.