It’s MLK Day and the church office was closed. I spent the morning with my family and then a relaxing afternoon at home watching movies. I also took time to watch our President take the oath is office and the festivities surrounding the inauguration. All in all, just a day with family and relaxing.
As I prepare for bed, I’m spending time reading, blogging, answering some preliminary office email and folding laundry. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to just be at home. It’s good.
I’m beginning the book The Outpost by Jake Tapper — a Christmas gift from Rhonda. It’s a book about the men who occupied a distant, doomed outpost in Afghanistan. It’s compelling. My mind goes toward my oldest son, Christopher, who will begin serving his country in May.
So, tonight, I’m thankful for a country (and a job) that gives me time to spend with my family. Who knows what tomorrow will hold. On a day when I watched a peaceful transition of power and government, I’m mindful of a son that may very well end up it harm’s way — a son who is willing to give his life so that a black man, duly elected by the people as the president, can command him.
That’s an amazing Martin Luther King Day.