August 28, 2013

MLK_1963_MoWNot only is today the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, but it is also my son’s first birthday. I’m not sure how many expectant mother’s are focused on what day their baby is born, but I was. I was due on August 25th and from the onset was hoping my little one would arrive on August 28th. The little fellow cooperated (and he has been cooperating ever since, except at bed time). I went into labor in the wee hours of August 28th and he arrived late that afternoon. Not only was my little one born on the historic anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech, but I avoided having to share my baby’s birthday with the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina which was the next day, August 29th.

That said, our day will be spent watching live coverage of the commemoration of the March on Washington and smashing cake.

For those interested in reading more about the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and dedication, see the posts from August 2011 (August 28 and August 31) and October 2011.


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by sherm on August 28, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Happy Birthday to the Boychick.


  2. Of COURSE the Civil Rights biographer would have her baby on the anniversary of that most momentous day. Many congratulations, and happy birthday to your son!


  3. Posted by kristie Miller on August 28, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Happy Birth Day!


  4. Thanks! The birthday boy is taking a nap in preparation for cake smash later and he’s missing all the big speeches in the process…but loved the band from the bahamas earlier, very colorful.


  5. Posted by on August 29, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Mazel tov! and Happy Birthday. Mike

    Please note: message attached


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