Happy 99th Birthday, Daisy… November 13, 2013

What do you offer a woman who has seen it all, done it all, risked it all, including her life…and, that of her husband, for that elusive thing called justice?

What do you promise a woman who came into the world because of broken promises;  grew up on unfulfilled promises …yet, chose to fight for all Americans, especially the children…based on promises made so long ago?

Daisy is 99 years old this year. November 11, 1913, to be exact. My small token of love and celebration to her, is to use every ounce of the gifts God endowed me with, to continue her noble fight for the things she held dearest: justice, equality, freedom to be who we choose to be.

Don’t we all owe her that much? Certainly, we owe it to our children and to our future… tocontinue to fight for the best America, the best world, the best you and mewe can possibly be.

At 99, this beautiful size-five giant remains my inspiration of what can be…if, only we make it so.

Janis F. Kearney