Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Celebration

Regardless of your politics, I think we can all agree that yesterday's inauguration was an incredible day for our country. We elected an African American president. Hallelujah! I think celebrating Martin Luther King day the day before the inauguration was a beautiful introduction to a new season here in the United States. We had a convocation at my school that included members of Cornell University's step team, a gospel choir, and guest speaker Hollis Watkins who was a key player in the Civil Rights Movement and continues to be Civil Right's activist today.

We really wanted to drive home the significance of yesterday's inauguration, so we had an inauguration party with the little kids that included pizza, Bomb Pops (red, white, blue), and balloon volleyball.








I know we have a long way to go in our country in regards to racial reconciliation and true "liberty and justice for all" but I have to say that yesterday when Aaron sat down to do a coloring page of the 44th president of the United States and the first words out of his mouth were "I need a brown!", I was overwhelmed with hope.

It' s music to my ears....

"I need a brown!"

1 comment:

Leah Marie said...

Love it Kels. The picture of Zena & Aaron is aorable.