The arrival of this particular three day weekend came with declarations of knowing things about Martin Luther King Jr. Briar shared with me some of the things she learned, Avery piped in with other details. Finley listened and nodded, occasionally chiming in to compare it to something. I was proud of them, am proud of them. I think that being allowed to witness (and hopefully encourage) their growing comprehension and awareness is literally a gift.

Here we were a year ago –>  January, 17th, 2011.

The questions are going to get tougher and the stakes are going to get higher as we confront race, politics, sexual orientation, mean girls and shady boys. I think we can all do our part and honor people like Martin Luther King Jr and so many others who fought for equality.