January 22, 2009 America 7

Is it too late to gush and share with you all how I felt? I hope not!
I was driving home, I was near Jacksonvile FL as the swearing in was approaching. I had located CNN on the satelite radio(thanks dad for wanting that and now I can have it!) I had been watching the TV early and kept checking in for updates on the process and what was going on in the Mall in DC.
A dear friend of mine and her 14 year old daugther were attending, standing on the Mall, watching a giant TV and proud and excited to witness history!
Ok, so I’m driving and and I’m listening and I naturally hang on every detail. I’m full of pride and feel my chest swell and my throat getting a lump. I smile as he comes on the dais(or is it called a platform). I cringe a bit as I too realize that Chief Justice Roberts fumbles the words of the oath, but I am confidant that the oath is fine and we have a new president in our country.
The speech, it was eloquent and was dabbled with words of how we need to rise again to our right place of respect and honor. I beleive we can be the nation we are expected to be.
So yes I cried a bit and felt like I too want to be a part of what will bring our country back, I’m willing to sacrifice and buckle down. Not just go spend money, as our past president told us to do in times of crisis.
It’s two days later, and I’m still filled with pride and excitement. I know this is a serious time to be taking the role of leader in our country. I don’t expect overnight sweeping changes, but I believe things will change and that our Nation will be strong. I can’t wait to tell my grandchildren how President Barack Obama changed our world.

7 Responses to “Inauguration”

  1. Denise K.

    I hope you had a wonderful visit with your parents, and that your time together was filled with special memories! Yes, it is indeed an exciting time for our country and I too am excited to be a part of it! Wishing you a wonderful day filled with happiness! Love from colorado, Denise 🙂

  2. Kristen

    I too am soooo excited! I think he is exactly what our country needs! I was sooo upset that I missed it. I was at work (I’m an ER nurse), and I tried to get into the break room to watch, but I had a very sick patient, and never got the time to watch. I heard it was good though!

  3. Ali

    I was watching Pres Obama speak this morning about the whole Guatanamo Bay thing and it was surreal–I’m just so used to seeing Bush up there at the podium!

  4. Crazy Mom of Three

    I hope Obama is all that is hoped and expected he will be. I am sort of back to my head-in-the-sand approach to politics. But I have been hearing good things from many who are more closely following it all.

  5. Elizabeth

    I cried the entire time. As soon as our vice president was sworn in, I lost it and just sobbed for 20 minutes. I couldn’t help it—the man gives me HOPE! And then, when I finally calmed down… I realized that we now have little children in the White House and I cried again. Silly hormones 🙂

  6. Lisa

    I’m cautiously optimistic. I’m pleased with the things President Obama is doing so far. And I just like saying President Obama. To me, it adds to our nation’s reputation as a melting pot.

    I’m glad you got home safe and sound!

  7. Sheri Hubbs

    I too have excitement as what our future holds. I was a little aprehensive, or shall I say a WHOLE LOT aprehensive when he was running for president, but now with him standing as our President, hearing his speeches and plans for our Country, I get chills and everyday feel more and more confident that he will make such a positive impact on our country, something we have needed for a number of years. Lets just hope some idiot won’t assasinate him. He is what we need!

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