Wednesday, November 05, 2008

On this day in history

I know many of you who read this blog sit passionately on either side of the political fence. And others, like myself, do not affiliate with either political party. But no matter where you stand on the results of the election, I hope we can all be optimistic about the change ahead. I got all teary eyed listening to Obama's speech in Chicago last night (and it wasn't just because Oprah was crying). The area where I live is largely Democratic, and there has been this excitement in the air this week. I think it could be summed up with "hope." Times are tough, and people are hopeful that this new presidency will bring change, relief, and progress.

It occured to me this morning that Obama will likely be the first president that my children are aware of. For me, it was Ronald Reagan. I think it's amazing to consider that it won't seem historic to my children to have an African American president, but rather the norm. Obama is right, we've made a lot of progress as a nation in the last 100 years, imagine what we can do in the next 100?

This is the land of the American let's hope.


Pam said...

I have a feeling today of happiness and hope. We sat and watched his speech and cried too (& not because of Oprah of Jesse Jackson). It was a fabulous set of speeches - both by McCain and Obama.
I feel like we can really do something now to turn things around.

Jen said...

I couldn't bring myself to watch Obama last night, but I was very touched by McCain's speech. Our country is definitely headed for change and only time will tell if it is good or bad.

Kelsey said...

The last several years we've witnessed our share of history being made, and it was mostly painful to watch. I was proud to be a part of something so exciting and I can't wait to see where it goes.

bluedaisy said...

It's so great to witness an historic moment that isn't marked by tragedy (I am thinking of Challenger and 9/11 specifically) I have that same feeling of hope and excitement. I think this is the beginning of something great.