What a day. Oh happy day!
I never would have guessed that I would feel such hope and anticipation as I do today. Four years ago, I was in Holland awaiting the results from Ohio that would give us four more years of George Bush. My co-workers asked "How? How could Americans elect George Bush again?" I had no good answer. Fear. Fear of terrorism; fear of disrupting their financial security; fear of change.
And now, today we are making history. Barack Hussain Obama... our inspiration and hope... is now leading. And he has a brain! So much rests on his shoulders.
Over the years, I have become more and more removed from our nation's leadership and politics. It is not how I was raised. I spent my teenage years with tears and emotion for Bobby and Martin. I had some hopes raised during the Clinton years but it was never the same. Until now.
I did not think we would elect Obama, a man of color, a man of intelligence. But yes we did. And now it is time for us to help him. Help him make this a great nation again.
Here are some scenes from today's ceremonies