This quote makes me think so much of Max.
“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
You can read about Max's past MLK Day posts here and here. And this post gives us a little more of a glimpse into his incredible heart when it comes to Martin Luther King, Jr. and civil rights.
This year, Max's school connection has been very poor. It makes me upset to even talk about it so I'm not going to hash it all out here, but suffice it to say he had a much better experience at his previous school and we wish daily we could have kept him there all the way through his schooling years. His homebound teacher read him a couple of books about Martin Luther King, Jr. this year, but that's as far as the instruction has gone. So, we're picking it up and giving him the full month of learning about MLK like he likes.
Yesterday, we took him to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Denver. We were in Denver and told him we could pop by because it has been SO COLD! We got him bundled up and walked over to the memorial in the blustery wind. He was telling us all about it. There weren't many moments of silence from him.
Tonight, Max is having a very special friend over to talk about Martin Luther King, Jr., his neighbor Neal. Neighbor Neal marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma and he's going to come over for dinner and tell Max his stories. We're going to watch his favorite speeches and we'll read another one of his stories to him. We still don't know exactly what has sparked in Max such a love for the words and life of Martin Luther King, Jr. but we will continue to honor that life with him each year.