Tuesday, 20 January 2009

This Is the Day

Today in the hardware store a gentleman stopped in his tracks, turned around and called down the aisle “Did I hear an American accent?”

“Um….yes.”

:::waiting to hear the next question “I once visited New York/Hollywood/Disneyland/famous American icon that I’ve never been to. Where are you from?”::::

“Well, congratulations!”

“Um….thank you?”

“Today’s the big day! Today’s the day you guys change history! This is a big day for America. So, congratulations! The world is proud of you!”

“Um…thank you.”

I know I’ve posted about this issue before. Today is the day of change. Whether or not you voted for the current president does not impact the momentous, history changing occasion of today. Our children will truly believe that you can be anything you want, no matter who you are.

We’ve been watching CNN since we got home this afternoon, and watching the ticking clock counting down until the inauguration event. I ‘teared’ up watching the interviews. One woman said that she had been waiting on the Washington Mall, a mile away from the actual event, not even going to get a glimpse of the new president, but said she just had to be there! “This is a day that will be in the world’s history books! Our children and grandchildren will forever be changed because of this.” I was just overcome with the emotional impact of this inauguration of this president. This really is a day that the world will remember.

3 comments:

Heather of the EO said...

It really is! I got all weepy when Obama first walked out. It's true, no matter who a person voted for, this is a momentous occasion.

I love that the person in the store was so excited for you.

Chatty Kelly said...

I'm not as excited.... I am a republican. I would have loved for the first African American presdient to be a conservation republican. Then I'd be cheering in the streets too!

Edie said...

I am SO with Kelly on this issue.

The Israelites faced momentus change too when God handed them over to Babylon because of their sins.

Any president who advocates abortion, and the h*m*s*x*al agenda further then we have already allowed it go, will cause this country to change for sure.

We have focused on the wrong issue in this election.