Moms got up in the morning and went to a special church service with our Cousin Hattie. Then she came back, and we spent the day listening to special MLK presentations on National Public Radio.
People tried calling us while we were listening to the radio, but I told Moms not to answer. I wanted to make sure I got all the facts straight on Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and his legacy.
Moms and I have been busy lately: I have been helping my Moms write her grants and proposals and entertain our older lady cousins who live up the road. Plus, I got Moms focused when Mr. D came to the house to help with our home office fax and scanner machine. (Mr. D earned my respect by speaking to me in quiet voice and bringing me hotdogs to eat while he worked on Moms’ machines.) Moms has got her hands full trying to work independently with integrity and achieve complete financial freedom while being an agent for positive change in her community.
So, I insisted on no interruptions this afternoon.
A key thing I learned about Dr. King was that he believed that in the end, we will overcome injustice and hardships.
This is something that I truly believe in. A lot of bad things have happened to me – like getting overdosed by the vet, stung by a bee and poisoned by my flee collar. But, I have overcome all of them.
Living on the homestead and hearing the injustices and oppression our lady cousins in their 70’s and my cat sitter experienced in the past, I know that African Americans suffered and have overcome a lot. While a lot has changed today, there are still struggles that remain.
And when my Moms and I reach our dream of complete freedom, like Dr. King we will say:
Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty! I’m free at last!