Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!  Today I am sharing with you pictures from my family's visit to The King Center, located here in Atlanta- a beautiful testament to Dr. King's work and life.



While visiting the King Center, my children were given the opportunity to have their picture taken with Dr. King's eldest and only living sibling, Christine King Farris.  It was a  moment I hope they cherish forever!  









As my family and I walked through The King Center, I became emotional as I wondered what it would feel like to be so selfless that you would give your life to fight for racial equality.  Thank-you Dr. King...

34 comments:

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Thanks for sharing this part of history with us. Wow! Your children should cherish that photo. Awesome.

almostneverclever said...

Wonderful. I need to make sure and visit next time I'm in Atlanta. I find something similar happens when I visit memorials and monuments. It doesn't happen all the time, but sometimes when I stop and think about selfless actions of people, I have to get out the tissues.

ME said...

What a man of vision and compassion Rev. King was! I so admire all he stood for.
Thank you for the wonderful post.

Nicole Day said...

Hi! I am a new follower. Thank you for your sweet post! I have the same pictures that you took, of my families many visits to the Museum (we live in the atl area too), with the exception of the picture with Ms. King! Wonderful! Have a lovely day,

Sheena said...

Great post! Love the pictures and I will have to put that on my list of places to visit someday!

Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

What a great moment for your kids to cherish! That is so awesome Brandi!

Noelle said...

It's awesome that you have that available to you!! I will have to visit there one day, my parents may move to the Atlanta area, possibly! It's lovely that you got that photo with Ms. King too!!

L.Duncan@I AM THAT GIRL said...

I grew down the street from the king center AND the home Dr. King grew up in!! After school (I went to John Hope), my sister and I would head over to the king center and go inside the library and even play in the gym that was there. I have not been there since elementary school so I have no idea about whats inside the King Center now. I was also in one of the king parades and held the flag for the king service at Ebeneezer Baptist Church. I think its time to take my boys there!

Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

Pammy pam said...

thats really pretty neat. how odd is it that by the time our kids are grown the civil rights leaders will be gone? there will be no one to share in the oral history. sad.

i heard MLK jr's son speak about 15 years ago and it moved me then. i can only imagine how proud you felt to visit that center!

Karen said...

Thank you Brandi, this is a wonderful post. What Dr. King did for our country and the world is remarkable.To think he did all of this before he was 40 years old, its mind boggling really. His life was short but what his legacy is mighty.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Great post Brandi. I bet it was very emotional to visit The King Center. I love the picture of your kids with his sister.

Enjoy your day!
Pam

Julie Harward said...

He was a wonderful peaceable follower of God and he did great work here on earth, God bless him and God bless us to follow his example. :D

Mark said...

You gave me goosebumps.
What a wonderful gift to your children.
Your Friend, m.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh I always remember those days when special men were getting killed, like Dr. King...it was such sad day in history and yeah, the good die young. He would be my mother's age and she's doing well! His legacy will last forever! The pic with Dr. King's sister your children will cherrish for ever, wow, how wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Hugs,
FABBY

Candace said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful post, Brandi! What a wonderful opportunity for your children to be able to meet Dr. King's sister and have a photo to remember the day! That is truly a treasure!

Kita said...

What a great way to celebrate the day remembering one of the key persons who has paved the way for us. I love the pictures and the one with his sister is very special.

Maple Lane said...

Hi Brandi, I am a native of GA and have visited the King Center several times. What a treasure for your children to meet and be photographed with Ms. King. Thank you for sharing this post with us today honoring Dr. King.

Dwijayasblog said...

He is the King, great man with a great soul. Leader to a better life. And Brandi, those are wonderful picture.

ReFresh ReStyle said...

Thank you for the tour, I've never been to The King Center. I can only imagine how emotional it was, I can feel it and I wasn't there. I'm sure your children will think back on this opportunity to share a moment with Dr. King's sister, what an honor.
Sincerely,
Debbie

Elesha @ 7 Palmetto Lane said...

I can't wait until my son is older enough to understand who and what Dr. King did. As soon as he's older, I will be taking him to the King Center. Your pictures are so touching. I hope your children cherish that picture forever!

Debbie said...

Seeing the wagon brought tears to my eyes. What an awesome day you must have had! What a blessing to see such a piece of history.

Carli said...

I got emotional at the first picture! What a great post and such a wonderful experience. What an awesome way to celebrate MLK day! YOUr children are beautiful Brandi! They look just like you!

Mrs. Chic said...

What a wonderful experience! When I went to DC I remember feeling overwhelmed when I visited the Washington Monument and heard the I have a dream speech they played. It brought tears to me eyes and made me so emotional

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

How amazing your kids got their photo taken with his sister! Thank you for sharing your experience.

Leslie said...

HI Brandi!
Thanks for visiting my cozy kitchen and taking the time to leave such a kind message! Hope you come back sometime. :)
What a wonderful experience it looks like ya'll had here...thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Leslie

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Brandi,
Thanks for sharing your day with us :) You took a lot of great photos. Have a great day!

Barbara said...

Hi Brandi...what a special moment for your children and you! Wow...I am sure they will never forget your day at the King Center.

Just stopping by to say thank you for leaving your comment over at 21Rosemary Lane regarding the Philly Home Show. I grew up right outside of Philly and this is the first time I made it down to the show and it really was fabulous!

Have a great day and wonderful weekend!

ifthesekinkscldtalk said...

Wow this looked like a beautiful day! Wish I couldve been there to meet the eldest surviving sibling too! I know your little ones will cherish that day. Awesome way to celebrate MLK!

Miriam said...

Amazing day! And beautiful post. Indeed thank you, Dr. King...
Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Sherry said...

Brandi, sounds like your family had an awesome day, the memories will be forever!

Katherines Corner said...

A wonderful post honoring an amazing Man.Smooches and Hugs and wishes for a beautiful day

the vintage hare said...

What really nice pics you took to remember the day and to share with the rest of us. Bless YOU! :-)

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

What an incredible photo opportunity - you lucky thing!! I bet that's something that will stay with you for always.

Sarahx

Mrs. Pancakes said...

what a great way to spend MLK day with the family!