This is an amazing, monumental day for America.
Everyone will have a different image that will stay in their minds forever when they think of January 20, 2009. For me, it was the sweet, little 90-year-old African American man crying his eyes out watching Obama speak. For my brother, it is the security guard at an office building he delivered to, waving his arms in the air as Obama was sworn in. What will it be for you?
Sadly, something else is sticking in my mind. The snide, borderline malicious remarks of others. All day long I've seen Facebook status after Facebook status “The world is ending” and “I refuse to watch TV today.” UGH! Can’t you see?! This is so much more than politics!!! I am so sorry that some uncouth, disrespectful people booed at Bush. I would never do that. I’m sorry “your guy” didn’t win. Just get past it. Please. Get past it and look at what this day means. Don’t make it about Democrats and Republicans. Make it about PEOPLE. I know some people are going to be closed-minded and bitter regardless. Fine. Stay off my blog.
To the rest of you; this is what will define our generation!! This beautiful day when our voices were heard and, finally, race didn’t matter. I get choked up even typing those words. This is an amazing, monumental day for America.