Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I'm grateful to see this day! Although I didn't realize I would be so moved. In the primary, I voted for Hillary and reserved my judgement regarding Obama. Then as the election campaigning and debating progressed, I began to admired his calm, poise, confidence and elegance, all things our President should be.
Eventually, I came to realize and embraced the importance of his multi-culturalism (white, black, muslim ties, african, hawaiian, indonesian...) which means finally our Country will be represented by "Our Country".
And then what really got me, was thinking about Michelle Obama, a dark-skinned, black woman being our First Lady! I have pictured myself owning an English Country Estate, for as long as I can remember, but never truly believed as a black woman this would ever really be possible, now I know I can one day be pouring tea in my drawing room.
I pray God protects this hope that has been stirred in so many, and I pray to see this hope manifest itself in less violence, shared wealth, great affordable healthcare, education, jobs, environmental changes and most importantly, that all color, creeds and backgrounds be reflected equally good, equally flawed, equally equal.
Congratulation Barack Hussein Obama, our 44th President of the United States of America!