Wednesday, November 5, 2008
yes, we can. and yes, we will!
much like the challenger tragedy, the day princess diana died, and 9/11, the announcement that barack obama was elected the 44th president of the united states will always remain with me.
i was clearing the table from our fabulous all-american dinner (which turned out pretty well, let me tell you), when the graphic was displayed on the screen. and as a huge grin broke out on my face, brian williams came on and announced the news. the goosebumps came, and didn't leave until way after obama had already left the stage after his acceptance speech.
and that was one hell of a speech, let me say. the tears just rolled down my face as i listened, and just remembering it brings chills. i loved every word. as he said this:
"and to those americans whose support i have yet to earn, i may not have won your vote tonight, but i hear your voices. i need your help. and i will be your president, too."
i glanced over at the hub, a lifelong republican, and was excited and pleased to see that he, too, was transfixed. our votes may have cancelled each others' out, but i have hope that he'll be won over in the months and years to come.
i hear that mccain's concession speech was excellent as well, but i was giving the bean a bath and missed it. after the ugliness of the last few weeks leading up to the election, i really want to see/hear what he had to say, so i'm off to search for it.
such an amazing, historic time for our country. i'm so excited and hopeful for our future. obama's got one hell of a job in front of him, but i have faith.
yes, we will!
the kids and i headed out to the grove last week for some fresh air and some retail therapy. none of us could even remember the last time ...