“It’s My Dream, Too”

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.”

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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.


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