Today, January 20, 2009 is a day that I will never forget. It all began for me 44 years ago when I was eight years old, I heard a great man give a speech about unity, justice and freedom for all. That man was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., little did I know at that time my life would be changed for ever. It's funny now that I look back I realize when children are left with only the raw essentials they will not harbor hatred, prejudice and all of the things that has existed in our society to divide us.
Looking back I realize that the very core of our being knows when something is right, just and fair. That compass will lead us in the direction of all truth if we will only adhere to it. If we will choose not to be distracted by the thoughts and plans of others but to only follow the drumbeat of our own hearts we shall not fail.
Today, 44 years later I had the great privilege and honor of witnessing the first African American president of the United States at the Inauguration of
President Barack Obama.I am aware that this day means so many different things to so many different people, however, for all of us, I think that it means as long as the dream is alive in our hearts and with expectation for it to come to fruition we will never be disappointed. For those of us that have never given up, it really was “our” day!
I sincerely look forward to the next chapter of this great book that we all will play a part in, for United we will always stand but divided we will fall.
“Sacredflower” Brenda Williams