The older I get, the more significance this day bears. I am more keenly aware than ever about how far our country has come, yet how far we truly still have to go. My eyes are open to things I didn’t see before (or perhaps didn’t want to), and now, more than ever, I am committed to being an active participant in bringing about the type of change that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. envisioned. The type of change he was murdered for. The type of change that is paramount as I consider my family, the future of my daughters, and for generations to come. At the same time, a bit of trepidation has crept in with each passing year as this day approaches.