Living the Dream

ImageTwo years ago, my eldest daughter got married.

This is her “wedding party”.

Today this was what she wrote about that day, in light of our remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I’m pretty sure that this picture displays “The Dream” Dr. King spoke about. The majority of us in this picture, who happen to be most of my bridal party, are mixed with more than one ethnicity and we all love each other with no conditions. Our race is a mere detail…unless we’re celebrating each other’s cultures. We see each other for who we are and who we can be. I am living the dream.” 

Of course, I realize that the full scope of Dr. King’s “dream” encompasses more than just having friends from different racial backgrounds, but I also know that watching my children embrace and appreciate diversity is the beginning of getting to that “Promised Land” of which he spoke.

I also know that this is what heaven will look like…like a tapestry…

So when I look back at this day, this group of friends…or look into my brand new grandson’s eyes, I see hope for the future…

…hope for love.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – MLK, Jr.

Let us strive to be the light in the darkness and be the hope of love even in the presence of hate.

…because it does win in the end.


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