Monday, January 17, 2011

"Martha Kingdom"

This is what Claire calls "Martin Luther King Jr." which we certainly don't ever want to forget (him or the way she said it!!) She had the hardest time saying it correctly while she anticipated this year's march. =) Too cute!

Last year was our first time to go to the MLK Jr. March and we're so excited to now make it a family tradition. It's amazing that San Antonio has one of the largest, if not the largest, march in the U.S. How cool is that?! In light of soon becoming a transracial family, we love living in a city that comes together to celebrate a man who stood for and spoke boldly about his dream of love and equality.

"I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." MLK Jr.

It was a chilly one but we bundled up. Even Claire's monkey "Hannah Banana" came for the event =) Oh, everyone was loving Claire pushing her stroller along side everyone else. I have to admit, it was pretty darn cute!
There are a TON of groups that march together and bringing up the back are the horses! Loved this woman's sign for the underground railroad.
Claire remembered that people wore buttons last year so she was more than excited when we all got our own buttons this year!
We were a little late so we didn't have to wait in the mass of people which ended up being better with an antsy 2 year old on our hands! We eventually caught up to the crowd and enjoyed being with everyone.
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." MLK Jr.
On our way there and back (we don't go the whole way because we have to turn around to walk back to the car) we cross the MLK Freedom Bridge.
And here are the loves of my life sitting on the bridge! Oh I can't WAIT to see our son sitting on that bridge next year (thinking positive thoughts here!)
Next year I hope to also have a group of our own!! Hoping we can get friends and family to march together - mark your calendars!

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
MLK, Jr.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am so proud of your family for your participation in this meaningful activity. This principle that people are not judged on their color but their hearts and deeds and created equally by God...I love you four and soon to be five, Mom