I Still Have a Dream…

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day to everyone! Today as my family and I gathered to have breakfast and celebrate, we watched the awesome “I Have a Dream” speech.
I was so captivated b/c in some ways my mind can’t even fathom the not so long ago reality of segregation, lynchings and being looked upon as something less than human-just because of my skin color.

Yes we have came a long way…and for that I am truly grateful!  But I still pray and dream about a time when color is completely irrelevant.

I’ve been called a nigger and even a colored girl. And it completely baffled me that people still considered themselves to be better than me just because they were white.
So for that very reason, I am still dreaming…

I dream of a day when it’s not the “norm” to hear about African-American men being jailed and imprisoned at the highest rate of any other race…
I dream about a day when young African-American women carry themselves with respect and a godly standard and not try to live up to what they see on reality tv…
I dream of a day when people see their bodies and sex as an intimate act that should be cherished and not just something to do…
I dream of a day when parents see that having a child is about more than maintaining their physical appearance, it’s about teaching them who God is and nurturing their gifts and talents so that they can be lights in this world…
I dream about a day when people don’t expect less of a person just because of their skin color…
I dream of a day when being a Christian is more about your intimate relationship with God and less about what church you belong too…
I dream of a day when people don’t seemed shocked to hear that I am a happily married woman with four beautiful children and that my husband and I don’t have to rely on the government for assistance…
I dream of a day when my children won’t be seen as “too sheltered” just because they are taught that God’s idea of what a family is includes both a woman and man that are married and committed to Him fully…
I am so thankful that I am able to live in the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr…and I’m excited to know that the dreaming continues with me…

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