What are your dreams for your children?

Simply Rebecca Shop necklace No matter how you choose to spend Martin Luther King Jr Day–either at a local event commemorating his contributions to society, by participating in a volunteer event on this Day of Service, or simply using it as an opportunity to start a meaningful conversation with your kids–may you see the light of his vision reflected all around you today. 

My dream is that we all continue to work to bring our children up in a world where Dr. King’s vision of equality, fairness and brotherly (and sisterly) love is much more than a dream but a reality.

We’d love to hear our readers’ dreams for their children today. There is room for them all.-Christina

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Senior Associate Editor Christina Refford loves homeschooling, running, cool kids’ music, and coffee. Not in that order.


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    Reply January 17, 2011

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    My dream is that my children have the passion, means, and opportunity to achieve whatever it is they want to achieve in life.

    Thanks for a great thought starter Christina, and thanks Dr. King.

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    Love this idea! My dream is that my children will have the confidence and the passion to make their dreams come true and that they will believe that they can do whatever it is they dream….because I know that they can!

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    My dream for my daughter to grow up and be successful in what ever she does and always remember to give back and help others in need. I want to teach to have an unselfish heart and love everyone. Be strong and Know who GOD is.

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    I have to share this story, because it shows us that dreams can come true…

    My nine year old nephew came to see us yesterday. When he was in the kitchen, I saw him looking intently at a business card on our island. It was from a realtor who showed our house to a prospective buyer. He kept looking at the card. Finally, he looked at me and asked, “Is this the President?” You see, the realtor was a young African American man wearing a suit. I told him no, but I have been smiling ever since. How remarkable to think that this young boy will grow up and not think twice about an African American being our President. He’s probably at the point in school where they are teaching some history and he’s been learning about the President. How wonderful that he starts off with our nation’s first African American president. What a different world it will be for their generation.

    One of my greatest dreams for my children is that they become compassionate, fair individuals that do not judge other by the color of their skin or the clothes they wear or the cars they drive. My dream is that they follow basic Christian principles of “love your neighbor as thyself” and “do not judge lest you be judged” and to have compassion, faith and love. Dr. King has made generations of people throughout the world dream new dreams for themselves and their children. I hope he heard my nephew yesterday.

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    To be happy. Period.

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    Grace {formerly gracie}

    My dream for my children is to have a love of others and an interest in the world.

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    Dusty B

    My hope is that they learn and remember why this day is important. For everyone.

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    My dream is for my children to grow into compassionate, strong adults that follow their own dreams and aren’t afraid to be different or stand up for what they know is right.

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    I’m not a parent but i do have a large family with lots of nephews and nieces which i look after from time to time and my wish for them is…
    To have a happy life. Not concerned with material things etc. As long as they are happy that is all i am concerned about. On a professional level i’d like kids all over the world to wise up on bullying and realize that they have done nothing wrong and to learn to speak up about it. No one deserves to go through school life suffering from bullying so i would wish that for all the kids out there.

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    Erin S.

    Love reading everybody’s dreams for their cuties, what could be more important than helping our kids blossom?

    My dream for my three is that they grow up to be happy people with the confidence to have great relationships and feel grateful for what they have.

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    To follow their dreams!!! My four year old son wants to be a drumming mailman when he grows up,and if that’s his dream, I hope he reaches it one day … and I’m paying for his drum lessons right now to get him there! 😀

  • Reply October 16, 2011

    Elidh McPherson

    My dream for my children is to grow into sympathetic, tough adults that follow their own dreams and aren’t afraid to be different or stand up for what they know is right.

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