On MLK Day

When I was little, I always thought of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as an older man.  I guess that’s how young children see most adults.  The truth is, though, that he was only 39 years old when he was assassinated.  He was a young man, with young children like mine, and he dreamed of a better world for them.  It’s what every parent wants for their children.

My boys are too small to grasp his legacy right now, but in time, they’ll come to understand.  Our world is far from perfect, but it’s better because of Dr. King, and I want my boys to know that.