Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day!

The kids and I participated in the Seattle Martin Luther King Day Jr day march again this year.   it was a beautiful day of unity and hope. I wish every day could have that feeling. Especially in today’s climate it was beautiful watching all types of people come together with the same goal - honoring the legacy and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The night before the march we listened to his “I Have a Dream” speech, made signs, and spoke about what the day meant to us. One of the things that my kids found the most surprising was the fact that MLK had been arrested. It was an interesting conversation, explaining that in his time, his message was radical and many people were not in support of vision for America, and the world. It’s strange how America has come full circle in a lot of ways, history repeating itself…………

Anyways, my kids are young and while I know they may not fully grasp the meaning of the day and why we do it, I hope one day they can look back on these moments, recognize the importance, and continue to “march” - in whatever way they are able - for issues that are important to them.

Marching with our school, neighbors, and friends!

Marching with our school, neighbors, and friends!

My daughter even got to make good use of a her Polaroid camera (an xmas gift), and got a lot of sweet shots.

My daughter even got to make good use of a her Polaroid camera (an xmas gift), and got a lot of sweet shots.

Crystal Ahmadi