Tuesday, January 20, 2009

One thing

With all of the uncertainty in my life right now (more on that in a later post) I am sure of one thing:

Today has been a huge day in the history of my country. I am hopeful for our future and hopeful that change is on the way. I think hope is what we all need right now, more than anything. With hope, people can see the difference their actions make. People see how they can help others. People see how their lives can be made better.

My only regret for the day, that I didn't shed a tear until Beyonce sang "At Last." I mean really... Beyonce? It was a beautiful moment, and I hope in four years we can all look back on this day and say it was as wonderful as we hoped it would be in that moment.

I also hope that my public speaking students are watching Obama's speeches. We could all learn a thing or two.

6 comments:

Molly said...

It was an emotional day... don't worry about WHEN the tear was shed. It was long in coming. :)

Molly said...

BTW - there are absolutely NOT ENOUGH pictures of Miss Maddy-Lou lately. What's up with that? I want a close up of her sweet face. You might want to wait until her wounds heal (yes, Aunt Kathy, we're talking about you! although there's another one she got at my house... so don't feel picked on). :)

Kathy said...

Oh, I see how it is... I get promised by the mother not to feel bad about accidently scratching the kid... then she goes off and lets the granny put something on the web that sounds like I abused her... go figure... there goes my last chance at sainthood....

mGk said...

Kathy, I absolve you of any guilt you may have. Mothers, especially MY mother is very good at the guilt thing. Let's just call that the last remaining remnant of her Roman Catholic up bringing. That and the booze.

Molly said...

OMG where do I even start with you two?? You should be ashamed of yourselves, picking on a poor defenseless granny. You should feel BAD, really, REALLY bad. A poor defenseless granny...

bridget said...

Maureen...I hear that Beyonce cries when you sing too.