Not too long ago though, my family wouldn't have been possible. The crazy blend that is our family would not have existed. My children would have been considered second class citizens. It is only because great men like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood up and pushed this country forward that my family exists. It is only because Dr. King, and others like him, fought for dignity and respect for all people that three of my children are here.
We still have a long way to go. We still don't live in a society where people are judged by the content of their character instead of the color of their skin. We still don't give full rights to all members of our society. But because of Dr. King, we are closer to the dream of a society where all men are created equal than we were decades ago. So today I say, Thank You, Dr. King. Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you for believing that we could be more than we are. Thank you for your dream.
Thank you for helping to create a world where my family could exist.