Color Blind

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No this post isn’t about actual colorblindness (even though you may see one of those soon, because we do think Riley is colorblind). This post is about the other way my children are colorblind….and how proud it makes me. We are blessed enough to live in an area where my sons have friends of all race and nationalities and the only reason they care about what color their friends skin is is so they can pick the right crayon when they draw their picture. Martin Luther King, Jr., dreams do come true.

“I have a dream

that one day

this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream

that one day

on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.

I have a dream

that one day

even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream

that my four children

will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

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