Wednesday, November 05, 2008

November 4, 2008

"This is our moment. This is our time -- to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American Dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth -- that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope, and where we are met with cynicism, and doubt, and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes We Can."

I can't stop crying.


13 comments:

kristenspina said...

Morning in America. A beautiful thing.

Jeni said...

Puts a whole new spin on the words "New day dawning" doesn't it?
I do believe we have always had the ability -the knowledge, the spirit, enthusiasm, strength and courage -to say "Yes, I can" and fully, truly mean it. And then to take that attitude and work towards the changes needed. Yesterday, we did show that we are on the right path to becoming "One nation" -not one of several independent entities. Together, WE CAN do anything!

m said...

Joy, relief, hope -- so many feelings this morning. I am exhausted and exhilarated. Here's to the future!

Special Needs Mama said...

Beautiful.

My Autism Insights said...

I'm right there with ya with the emotionalness. It's an amazing day.

Micky said...

Here we go.

Judi said...

Not an American (I am from Canada), but his acceptance speech brought tears to my eyes and goose bumps.

There are a lot of happy Canadians this morning too...many of us wanted to see Obama in the Whitehouse.

Teal said...

Yes, we can, and yes, we did. The missing flavor from life in America recently has been hope. It's about time it was put back into the recipe. I am thrilled by Obama's win, but even more thrilled by the numbers that gave him his win. It wasn't a little victory; it was a huge victory. I can't wait for him to take office.

By the way, MOM-NOS, you called it a long time ago. Maybe you should be on CNN...

Alyric said...

Lord but you now have a lot of good mates in other countries. I'm one of them. That speech brings tears to my eyes too.

Bud's Dad said...

Something major has happened. The American people rose up as one in the hope of making a difference. In the belief that tomorrow can be a better day. I have never been more grateful for my right to vote than I am at this moment. It feels like I helped. That I was here to witness the start of history in the making "Change has come to America". What a beautiful thing.

kyra said...

i know! amazing! crying! tears on and off since tuesday night!!!

Daisy said...

We can. We will. I'm still getting that tickle behind my eyelids whenever I think about the election. The process, the results, the celebrations, are all so historic. If anyone can, it's Barack Obama!

Daisy said...

It's so exciting -- no, it's beyond words. I've never been so excited about an election, ever. My local candidate won, too, and I can't wait to see her take office!