Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I Saw History Being Made

Yesterday, Mia and I watched the inauguration of Barack Obama as the forty-fourth president of the United States.

Even though Mia is only five, I thought it was important for her to watch. I don't think she understood the full impact, but I hope when she is older, she will remember it, and remember sharing that moment with her Mom. Yesterday, though, she was more interested in watching Malia and Sasha.

I teared up quite a bit; his speech was encouraging without blowing smoke up our asses. I have great hopes and even though I know it will be a long hard road, I'm up to the challenge. There seemed to be a lot of non-partisan involvement and I hope that continues. We are, after all, the United States of America.

And what the hell was up with Aretha Franklin's hat? Only Ms. Franklin could get away with a hat that has a bow so large it needs its own personal assistant.

1 comment:

Nadine said...

I watched too. Many Kleenex was used. The whole thing was awesome. I'm so relieved and full of hope for this administration to get things on track. What a monumental job he's got ahead of him.

Finally, someone with integrity in the White House.

I held my breath when Bushs' helicoptor lifted off, waiting for someone to shoot it down.