On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King gave the "I have a dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial with his eyes on the reflecting pool and the Washington Monument.
Not a day goes by where I personally do not feel grateful for Martin Luther King and the path he paved for our family. We feel his love and protection every day, not just on the anniversaries of his birth, death and important speeches.
Today, I asked Noah if he remembered talking about Martin Luther King and his dream.
Me: Do you remember who Martin Luther King is?
Noah: He's a statue in Chicago, Mommy. No Washington, DC. He looks like Daddy and dreamt about Baby Maya and me. And Daddy and you!
Me: Do you think Martin Luther King would be happy with our family?
Noah: Yes, and he would be happy that Gioia and I are friends. We both have curls in our hair, Mommy!
His friend Gioia has bright blonde hair and is one of the most important little people in Noah's world these days.
Thanks Martin Luther King for being one of the brave voices who paved the way for families like ours. You're why we try to pay it forward.