One year ago today...
Barack H. Obama was inaugurated into the office of
The President of The United States of America!!
This was one of the proudest moments of my life.
I come from a long generation of people who believe in education and hard work.
Those same people were never really afforded the same opportunities as many others because they are
That is reality.
Growing up, we were told that you can be anything that you want to be... to a degree.
Doctor and teacher those things you can achieve...but no one ever mentioned President.
Up until last year it was just a glimmer in my community's eye.
January 20th, 2009 it became a reality.
My entire family requested off from works for weeks in advance.
We had planned a celebration!!!
Everyone, including my 79 year old mother, had on their Obama shirts.
The grill was lit.
Champagne and sparkling cider was chilled..
Quiche was served for breakfast as we planted ourselves in front of the t.v.
We hung on every word, every moment. This is a day that I will tell my grandchildren about. My girls will tell their grandchildren about it as well.
My mother said that she never thought that she would live to see this day.
But here it was!!!
I know that many of you do not care for President Obama.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I will not knock you for it.(David lol)
But for me, I am proud. Dr. Martin Luther King said that he had a dream..
I believe that the Lord gave him a vision of what was to come and
I am sooo very blessed to have been a part of it; even if it was from Conroe, Tx.
I never wanted to forget this life changing event..
so I have a tattoo to remind me ( in case I get Alzheimer's. Hey it runs in my family)
It says"Change" with the date 1/20/09 written in the stars.
That day, has forever changed what we tell our children.
We went from," Of course you can be a doctor!" to " You can be President !"
I love the way that sounds.
I also come from a family deeply rooted on God.
I have faith in my Lord and faith in our President and
I continue to pray for the leaders of this country daily.
My family will have a mini celebration today - and for many years to come.
I never want to forget that day...
the day when,"The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness." -Barack H. Obama 44th President