Tuesday, January 20, 2009

1-20-09

Like almost everyone else I know, I've spent the day crying.

Tears of joy.

Tears of inspiration.

Tears of awe and achievement.

Tears because, at last, "we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord."

Tears because, at last, "we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals."

Tears because, at last, "a man whose father less than sixty years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath."

It's been a beautiful day.

14 comments:

Jeni said...

Your reaction, your sentiments -same here!
I don't believe, don't expect him to be able to fulfill every single campaign promise made -not immediately, not in a year, perhaps not in four years, maybe some will never get done. But, I do expect he will try -AND -if we, each of us, take his words to heart and try to do whatever we can on our own, that together perhaps some, perhaps many, of the things he wants to change will get done.
Hard work? yes indeed. Worth it? Most certainly!
Peace.

Stimey said...

Agreed. It feels good to be proud of my government today.

for what it's worth said...

From the cold north above the 49th, I feel the same hope that you feel. There is so much potential for good in this world, and this man might just be the beacon to guide a few more souls towards it!

Niksmom said...

It's a proud day in our nation's history, for sure. Like Jeni wrote, I don't expect magic or miracles. But the renewal ofhope in our government and in ourselves as a nation, as a people...that is worth everything.

Quirky Mom said...

Yes, it absolutely was a beautiful day. :)

Robin said...

this is the first time in a long time I have felt excitement about a new President!

Galen said...

It was a wonderful, memorable day. Now the work begins.

Teal said...

Beyonce said it best - "At last..."

At last we have:
hope for a future which is better than the past; commitment to the ideals which we value; skills to achieve the goals we've set; true passion for positive and successful change; humility in the world view; and integrity in the office of President.

At last, we can all be proud to be Americans again.

And Mom-nos, you inspire pretty well yourself. A place in Obama's cabinet for you?

Nicole said...

I'm still waiting for someone to pinch me. :o)

Heather said...

it was a beautiful, wonderful, awesome day :) :)

it's funny how everything just felt so peaceful and good- the belief in change can do so much for ones own being...

looking forward to a great eight years :)

Amy in Idaho said...

amen....Amen....AMEN!

Daisy said...

Yes, it was a beautiful day. And yes, we can make this world a better one!

HuianaSukari said...

Hi, just found your blog, and I want to thank you for it. You write about your son so well, and while his quirks arent the same as my son's, it makes me feel like you get it. we've been diagnosed with PDD_NOS for about 6 months now, and still haven't found anyone who gets it around us. I am a good mom, tons of experience, I have another kid, but nothing prepares you for this, and reading what your son did today gives me hope for my little guys future. Thank you again for writing about you'r days, you make me laugh, and sometimes gasp, and sometimes cry a little. just, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Let's remember President Obama's late mother. She was a terrific woman who loved her children deeply and who, like far too many women, became a single mother because of the arrogance and lack of responsibility of a man.
Many of us are mixed race and we are proud of both our parents. From what I've read, the president's father was not Dad of the Year material. That has nothing to do with his race, it's just how he was, but his mom more than made up for his disinterest in the family he helped create and then casually abandoned.