Posted by: urbanadventurertales | January 18, 2011

Livin the DREAM

And no, it doesn’t consist of 2.5 children, a white picket fence, pleasant suburban quietness, or a great 401K 🙂

It consists of this little black boy growing up and being able to freely marry this little white girl:

And their children having the freedom to play with other children of various backgrounds and hues…

Simple.  Though we still battle against injustice and prejudice…we have come a very very long way.

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank you, Dr. King for never passively accepting it, but dealing courageously confronting it.  Thank you for the sacrifice you and thousands of others made for our right to raise our family in a country that by-in-large accepts us as an interracial family.  May we continue to follow your example, fighting against evil and confronting it wherever we see it. 

We honor MLK Day in our house by doing something special as a family each year.  We started this tradition when I was pregnant with the twins.  This year, our work schedules prohibitted us from doing anything special on the actual day.  The Chef and I will watch The Great Debaters together and tomorrow we’ll take the boys to the Childrens Museum downtown to play as well as see the Civil Rights exhibit which is more age-appropriate for them.

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  1. Having lived through the Civil Rights Movement in the 60’s as a young adult, I am thrilled to tears that I have lived long enough to see your story played out… I praise God!

  2. You sure know how to make a girl teary-eyed! 🙂 This is beautiful…

    ((HUGS))

  3. Beautiful post, Holly. I wondered how you might mark the day this year, as I know it is an important family tradition for you to pass on to your children from their earliest years. I am thankful that your sons will be growing up among other mixed-race children. Even in our small Indiana town it is becoming more and more common to see bi-racial kids and couples.


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