Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Innauguration Day

(photo from AOL)

Today was supposed to go to Mobile, but that fell apart, so I am watching inauguration festivities. What a momentous day in American History! In the not so far distance of history, folks with the skin color of our first family were slaves of white skinned people. They couldn't eat or drink where white people ate or drank and everyone knows the history of the injustices and cruelty that was perpetrated by our nation upon a race of people. Today an Afro-American will be our new President of the United States of America.

Around the White House appears to be a joyous celebration! I can't help but join in the emotions, the tears of joy and relief that so many are feeling. These feelings aren't just for the joy that prejudice has been defeated a blow, but because I believe this incredible couple, Barack and Michelle Obama, will be up to a truly daunting job.

I had my doubts two years ago, but slowly and surely this dynamic young family has won me over. (I am now watching two very beautiful young girls come down the steps on the way to the speech area looking so very self-assured.) I will research anything that captures me to the bare atoms and yet inside these atoms. I, personally, am satisfied. No, I don't expect walking on water. I do expect and believe that we have one of the best leaders we could ever have for "such a time as this." At any rate, a President that is not afraid to cry on national TV has my heart, all the way.

The past living presidents and a man we should never have let go as President, Al Gore, come down the steps looking wonderful. Ted Kennedy looks better than he ever has despite his recent illnesses. Barbara and George Bush look like they've been at a spa - they must be SO relieved!

Fashion - ah, a new day in the White House. Michelle looks like a queen in her goldish green matching dress and coat. The last time I saw her on TV, she had on a gorgeous bright red dress. Hillary Clinton even had on an electric blue coat...ah, like a coat I have been swooning for.

The main part is over - Obama's speech was awesome - I feel an era of depression, discouragement, and cynicism is over for the U.S. It is my hope that we will join together to work with an amazing leader to bring our beloved country to a standard where we will be proud once again.

9 comments:

SME said...

I can't stop smiling! I see the happy faces in D.C. and I just want to cry. Such a different feeling from that bleak, egg-throwing day that was Bush's inauguration...

Gardenia said...

Yes - today was a ray of sunshine. A letter came from a friend of mine - she said "Its gonna be fine in 2009." I like that!

That was some speech wasn't it!!!

mister anchovy said...

Even up here in Canada we saw loads of excitement around the inauguration of your new president.... I like the way he's bringing people together and all that hope is infectious.

punxxi said...

i hope it goes the way you hope it does :o)

Milla said...

Good luck to Obama, he will have a very hard job! There are so many people who are happy because of him that I hope this good vibes and energy will help him through his term.

Candy Minx said...

Oh I loved First Lady Michele Obamas yellow suit and olive gloves. I loved her ballgown too.

Oh it feels good to say First Lady Obama. President Obama.

What a day...what a high! Yes, his speech was amazing even better in text.

Cherie said...

My sentiments exactly, Gardenia. I, too, watched the festivities.

Today I just feel like, wow, we get a fresh start! A really BIG fresh start. And it makes me smile.

The Preacherman said...

He's a politician.

Don't get your hopes too high babe.

Gardenia said...

All optimism is mixed with realism. Now watching all the posturing in Washington is fascinating.