Wednesday, January 21, 2009

History...let's keep it that way

This year is a first in many different ways, not only for our family, but for America (as we all know) as well.

Our family's first, was to celebrate Martin Luther King Day the right way. We usually take this day as another celebrated four-day weekend, but I really wanted to take the time to go out and commemorate and meditate on what this great man did for our nation.

We woke bright and early and drove out to Denver for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King marade. Despite being there almost 2 hours early, we were still in the back. It was so overwhelming to see the thousands of people walking in memory for Mr. King and walking towards a new America. I am ever so grateful and humbled by the courage of a man to face what he knew to be a long and terrible journey, and I am even more grateful that our nation has seen the error and is willing to change.

Hurray for January 20th! Congratulations to our 44th President Barrack Obama! I am so excited and ready to do my part in the long journey of change ahead of all of us Americans. I am grateful for our new President in being the voice and motivator for our change and I am overwhelmed to how far our nation has come. I am grateful to see the joy, hope, and pride that African Americans now claim; to come from a long history of hurt, ridicule, and hate, and now see a nation that is as much theirs as any one else's. May that history be far behind us, and may we continue towards a better path.


Michelle, Chris, and Hallie said...

That is so neat that you participated in that MLK Jr. walk. And that you traveled so far to do it. Way to go!

Abby O! said...

Wow...that is so cool you did that! I'm in awe of your patriotism! You go girly and fam!

Ruth Worthington said...

I am so happy you guys had a great MLK Day! :) I have always loved getting out and participating in things like that - you guys are great! I love the pics, too Jen :)