Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Change, Inspire, Hope

Today I sat with my daughter on my lap and watched Barack Obama take the oath of office to become the President of the United States.

I listened to her say "President Barack Obama" as I had taught her, knowing that she could not possibly fathom the importance of the words she was saying.

I listened with tears streaming down my face to his speech about the challenges we as a nation are going to face. My daughter looked up at me and saw me crying. She said "Its okay momma, its gonna be okay." And she was right.

I wanted to share this moment with her. To know that she will grow up in a world where all things are possible. To her it will be normal that an African-American man can be president of the United States. That is amazing to me.

Right now my heart is full of hope for the future for both the new president and for my daughter.


solo nicole said...

Beautifully said!

heartatpreschool said...

That brought tears to my eyes, especially the part where she tells you that it's going to be ok.

Yes, it is!

MamaCarter said...

we practiced saying president obama last night in the bath!!!!!!!

EatPlayLove said...

I agree it's a wonderful time. I took pix of the girls with the tv in the background so they could have the photo memory of the historic moment. To think our girls won't remember Pres Bush!

iMommy said...

There's a lot of that going around lately. I sure hope we're right!