I am thankful because we live in a day where people are judged by the content of their character.
Yes there are still race issues and still struggles, but I am thankful because I am an example of someone who looked passed color of the skin, but right to the heart and I married someone who did the same.
We knew our races were different, but our love for each other was never based on color. So, I am thankful for all the people during the civil rights movement, people like Ruby Bridges, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King Jr who took a stand, who did brave things and who, above all, believed in a dream.
A dream that one day we would live in peace. One day we wouldn't have to fight so hard to be equals. One day we would see that we all have one Creator who loved us so much that he made us all in His image. And what God creates is always good, Red and Yellow, Black and White, all are precious in His sight.
I am thankful that my children will be allowed to date outside their race, they will be allowed to play with children of all cultures and languages and backgrounds, they will learn about people from all walks of life, and ultimately they will look to see past the skin and straight to the heart. This is my dream and I am thankful for all the men and women who never gave up hope.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream, 1963.