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What If My Son Was Alive on August 28, 1963?

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What if my son was alive on August 28, 1963? I ask that question because our family recently returned from our wonderful Summer Vacation. It was full of adventure as we visited family along the East Coast. One of our stops was in Washington D.C. where we got a chance to experience a little history. I read MrsRFJK’s beautiful blog post to her son before we left for vacation. And from reading this piece, I was even more mindful and excited to see some special sites in DC. I was almost insistent that we go to the National Mall. As many times as I’d been to Washington D.C. for business, I wanted to take a closer look at The Mall and what it signified.

As we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington For Jobs, from reading MrsRFJK’s piece, it dawned on me, “What if my son was alive on August 28, 1963?” Here are just a few of my thoughts through some pictures from our vacation.

1. My Oldest Son

1. My Oldest Son
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Wow, you're getting so big and so tall. I still can't believe you are in Middle School already. I just wanted to take some time to enjoy our vacation photos, and think about what your life would be like if you were alive on August 28, 1963.

Would love to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment.

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4 comments
Raya
Raya

What a beautiful post! I loved how you mixed a history lesson with photos and you viewed it as your son would. This was wonderfully written.

Arelis Cintron
Arelis Cintron

I think we all need to revisit that speech and really take in his words, every single one. It goes so much further than what most people tend to quote! One day ... I'll pray in the meantime.

Love your vacation pictures!

Val
Val

Thank you Raya for stopping by. Again, when I read your piece on your blog, I couldn't wait for vacation to snap photos and capture this moment in time for our family. I appreciate your kind words and thanks for sharing your story with us all.

Val
Val

Yes, one day Arelis. With the events of this Summer, it seems only fitting of this reminder. A long way we've come but new challenges are stil in place. We can hold on tight to the babies and help them to be grateful of what they have and not be complacent at the same time. Thanks for stopping by.

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