January 20, 2009

Today, Inauguration Day

Today, I am proud to be an American.


Today, I am proud to be a woman, a wife, a mother. I am proud to have a wonderful son and now, a precious daughter. I think about my late great-grandmother, born in 1898, who witnessed this country grow and grow...who lived during a time when women did not have the right to vote. I look at how far our country has come, even just from when I was born, thirty years ago. And I am proud.

All political affiliations aside (e.g., all my family, I love you), each and every American should be proud of today... a day when a woman can even have the opportunity to run for President, and where a minority can obtain the highest office... a day, when our country has spoken out loud, with a vote, unafraid of change.

Today, I can look at my sleeping daughter and truly feel that she will have all the opportunities in the world...that she can truly become anything, and do everything that she desires.
Today, I am proud. And full of prayers for America and for President Obama. I pray that God will give him the strength to shape this uncertain destiny, these next four years.

But truly, on this day, watching the 44th President sworn in to office, I am without adequate words for the promise I feel for our future, for my children, for our country.

 

2 comments:

Suzy said...

Word, sister.

Peter Nesbitt said...

Beautiful thoughts and words. I'm pulling for the Obama Administration to set this ship on a more proper course... one that will take us away from the rocky shores that Bush has directed us in the past.