Monday, January 19, 2009

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & Mr. Myles

Last year Martin Luther King Day was on January 21. This is the day that Myles was born. Now this holiday will forever remind me of Myles. I remember thinking that there was symbolism in Myles's birth falling on this special day. Myles like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was strong and he similarly perservered despite all that was up against him. This is where I had hoped the similarities would end. However, as all of you know just like Martin Luther King, Jr. Myles left this Earth far too soon leaving his family heartbroken and lost. Myles's departure was similarly sudden and was an asassination of sorts. The culprits of this crime were preeclampsia, prematurity, and pneumonia. Although Myles and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are gone, their lives and their fights will continue to inspire and encourage others.

8 comments:

Lisa said...

Niki - they do inspire me and so do you.

Duck said...

Niki -our thoughts are with you today.

Bluebird said...

What a beautiful tribute to your little boy.

Wewurtskihit said...

Isnt that someting - Myles born on the same day as MLK jr! Could it be any better!!! No wonder he was such a special little man!!

Mark

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

That was lovely! Very heartfelt and beautiful. :)

mom23greatgirls said...

Niki - I've been thinking of you this last week - like you counting down the days until the 21st and wondering how you are - how J is...

I'm hopeful for you though. I'm hopeful that the 29th will be the magic day.

Sheri-ct said...

Thinking of Myles.

Lisa said...

Niki - I just want you to know that I am thinking of you and will be thinking of you tomorrow as well.

((HUGS))