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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What a Momentous Day This Is!!!

I've been up since 2 in the morning and haven't been able to sleep.

All I could think about was what it must be like, to be Barack Obama, taking charge on this day. For his family, most particularly his daughters, whose lives are forever changed.

And what what it must be like to be George Bush, leaving his legacy behind.

Two different men, two different paths, and yet meeting today. One to leave office, the other to take his place.

It's sunny in Washington, D.C. (at least it looks like it is on tv) and the crowds are cheering! Waving, cheering, chanting and ever hopeful.

I am grateful to witness this momentous event. Tissues are at hand and hope is in my heart.

May God be with these two families as they transition in their new lives. And for our nation, weary from our troubles and troubled with an uncertain future, may God bless and protect America.

President Obama, my hope is with you.


Saints and Spinners said...

I hope that this time will encourage more of us to be active participants in changing things for the better. Obama isn't perfect, but I think this president will actually listen to us when we have dissenting opinions.

Vivian said...

You're so right, Farida. I think President Obama will listen to us.

Alycia said...

I understand how you feel. I just wish I was able to explain my emotions as well.

Solvang Sherrie said...

I felt like keeping my kids home to watch it with me! I tivoed it instead. I'll probably cry again when I watch it with them later. So much joy and hope that man can inspire -- his speeches are incredible. I know he' not perfect, but I think he's very smart and he's surrounded himself with intelligent people. I'm looking forward to the next four years.

Jules at 7-Imp said...

Beautifully put!

And amen to what Farida said, too.

Happy inauguration day!

Sara Latta said...

I couldn't get any work done on inauguration day...I was so excited.