President Obama. Wow! That’s the first time I’ve written that. It seems unreal, almost other-worldly. Today was an incredible day, full of hope and promise, anticipation and apprehension. I’ve tried to reflect on what an Obama win would mean to me personally but my thoughts were all over the place, as were my emotions. But now that we know that Obama has won and will be our next president, my thoughts and feelings are beginning to come into clearer focus.
For most of the past eight years, I have felt less than proud of my country than I have felt comfortable with. At times, I’ve been disgusted and even repulsed by the actions that were taken in the name of America, in MY name. But tonight, I am so proud of America! So proud to be an American! Finally, we have shined a light on our best nature; finally we have lived up to that promise of equality. Finally. I can tell both of my grandsons about the greatness of America and of the American people, and really mean it without reservation. When Canyon and Kaleb study the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence , they will know that, yes, ALL men and women are not only created equal, but that we now treat them equally.
I never thought I would see this day, when we would overwhelmingly elect a Black man as The President of the United States. I wish Barack Obama’s beloved Toot had lived to see it, also. But, the world is witnessing it now. What a joyous day for America and the world.