Tuesday, January 20, 2009

President Obama


I don't know what to write. I feel so overwhelmed with happiness, hope and excitement. My cynical, Gen X brain is having a difficult time believing that President Obama is actually PRESIDENT OBAMA.

When I was a baby, Martin Luther King Jr was still leading the fight for Civil Rights. I was a year old when he died. He has been one of my greatest heroes because he stood up for his beliefs and worked to create change in America. His example made a huge impression on me, regardless that I'm a white girl living in California. The fact that my daughter has African-American and Latina friends, that her cousins are half-Filipino and that she thinks judging people by the color of their skin is "silly," shows that Martin Luther King Jr's dream is coming true.

And today, we have absolute proof. He didn't die in vain.

3 comments:

Ameda said...

Just like you Martin Luther has always been one the personalities I respect a lot! I am sure Obama would definitely Live up to what Martin said!

Sonia Simone | Remarkable Communication said...

It still amazes me to think that Barack Obama was already 3 or 4 when the Voting Rights Act was passed. I can imagine people looking at him then and imagining what the world would be like when he grew up. Astonishing.

I can't see any of the inauguration coverage without choking up a little. Such a wonderful day.

CC said...

AMEN!!!!