My Turn by Lewis Miller

Our children, born in the late 60s and early 70s, loved the music and stories on Free To Be You and Me—a recording (and later a TV special) which became part of our family’s canon well past the early childhood years. Those messages of acceptance and possibility have stayed with us, and lines from what we came to know simply as “Free to Be” are still occasionally quoted, having become part of our shared memory.

 

The lessons have lasted. Today, when we’re challenged to escape the heresy of “It’s either you or me!”, freedom to embrace you and me—as beloved children of God—is a most welcome gift indeed.