Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Last Post

Well, last POLITICAL post, anyway :P

Last night, as I waited anxiously for the election results to be tallied, state by state, I imagined a more secure future for my children.
As I waited, I imagined a country working to be strong from within, before attempting to flex that strength elsewhere.
A country that fights for equality. Opportunity. Innovation.
When it was over, I cried. I brushed back the hair of my sleeping child and I heaved a sigh of relief. I thought about Obama's speech in New Hampshire, that this is the moment when we start to heal this country, this earth. And I was reminded that no matter the outcome, we rise or fall as one.

I'm happy, proud, exhausted..... but mostly, THANKFUL. My fellow Americans stood up and we took our country back. We elected an intelligent, compassionate and unique man to lead us. Not because of his skin color, and not because of his family name - but because our hearts and minds could finally agree on one person.

And I know everyone one says race doesn't matter. But let me tell you what this means to us "minorities" - those of us who have to work twice as hard to show we're just as capable. Those of us who DON'T look like the preceding presidents. THIS means so much to me, that MY CHILDREN will grow up knowing what. is. possible.

20 comments:

Midwest Mommy said...

I have had chills since last night at 11:00!

Julie Vaicius said...

I lost it the second I saw the amazing crowd of people in Grant Park. I still tear up when I think of his speech. It is incredible to finally feel like I fit in again after 8 LONG years of no hope.

Monique said...

What a wonderful post to read. I've read so many ugly journals. I may not agree with the man on his policies but I'm proud of him. He is truly amazing!!

dusty said...

being in NC and working in an office full of white people, i have been very quite about who i voted for.. but i am excited.. especially since this is the first time i ever voted. so does this mean the price of chicken at the grocery store will finally go down? (sorry, i could resist!)

Dawn said...

YAY! It's so refreshing to have someone agree with me!

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