Wednesday, November 5, 2008

thank GOD for this beautiful change that has become a reality.
"Yes we can to justi​ce and equal​ity!​
Yes we can to oppor​tunit​y and prosp​erity​!​
Yes we can heal this natio​n!​
Yes we can repai​r this world​!​
Yes we can.
We know the battl​e ahead​ will be long,​ but alway​s remem​ber that no matte​r what obsta​cles stand​ in our way, nothi​ng can stand​ in the way of the power​ of milli​ons of voice​s calli​ng for chang​e.​"
-​Presi​dent Barac​k Obama​

I have never in my life felt so proud to part of this nation as i do now.
Last night, as i stood on a chair listening to the words of our new President while watching the faces of all the young college students that surrounded me, i couldn't help but think how surreal it was. I felt how followers of JFK, and MLK, and every other leader who called for peaceful change, must have felt. This is the greatest thing i've seen happen to this nation in my nineteen years of life, and this is only the start. I've less fear for my future children, and their children. 
I have faith that we will find peace, prosperity, justice, opportunity, equality, understanding, and love in a world that seemed at a loss. 

& in his own words,
"It drew strength from the not-so-young people who braved the bitter cold and scorching heat to knock on doors of perfect strangers, and from the millions of Americans who volunteered and organised and proved that more than two centuries later a government of the people, by the people, and for the people has not perished from the Earth.
 This is your victory."

1 comment:

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

AMEN! It was a beautiful moment and I'm so glad you & Meg were able to vote in this historic election!!!

Love you, Toria!!!