"On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord." ~ Barack Obama, 44th President of the USA
Wow! Today was a day of tears and celebration, of hope and chills. A day for the first time in a long time I can honestly say I am proud to be an American. Finally we have someone who I am proud to say is our leader. Absolutely amazing. History was made... History will continue to be made. I feel so lucky to be alive and see this day. I am hopeful. Hopeful for our country and hopeful for our future. Hopeful that Pera will grow up and know that this was a time that changed our course forever.
His quote about the patchwork of our nation made me think of quilts and the fabric that makes up all the many great and unique people that populate this land. I think this year I will make my first quilt... I will think about this more and leave it at that for now.
"For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus — and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace."~ B. Obama
Like Pera screamed from the bathtub this evening while splashing around: OBAMA!!! OBAMA!!! OBAMA!!!
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