Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I am a stay at home mom. I have two beautiful children. I babysit a little girl that is with us 3 or 4 days a week. I never said I know how to write eloquently, but today I am giving you my thoughts. I watched the Inauguration today. I had Andrew, Jaedyn and Ayana watch it with me. We stood as they swore in President Obama and VP Biden into their offices. I tried to explain to them that today history is in the making. Today our 1st black President of the United States of America was sworn into office. Whether you voted for him or not this is a great day. We, as a nation, have really come far.
Whether Democrat, Republican, Independent, Liberal, Conservative (I am a Conservative Republican) or whatever you may be, you really have to respect this day. We, as a country, are able to vote in who we please.
I watched the Obama's walk the Bush's to the Helicopter. I watched them joking and laughing and talking together. I watched Mrs. Bush (BTW, I think she is such a classy lady) walk over to Mrs. Obama and hug her and wish her luck. I watched Pres. Bush and Pres. Obama do the same. I watched VP Biden salute Pres. Bush as he flew away. Today, for at least a moment, two parties getting along.
I do have to say that I have much respect for President Bush. You may not like some of the things he has done or how he has run the country. But I think he is truly a good honest man. I think he has a good heart and I think he has a wife that keeps him in line.
I am waiting to see what this new President brings us. And though he may not have the same values as I do or though I may not agree with a lot of ideas I wish him luck. I wait in antsipation to see what comes of the next few years.
BTW, the kids stayed with me through the swearing in but while Pres. Obama was speaking the kids heard the garbage truck coming and found that more interesting and ran to watch the garbage truck.
Posted by Mela at 11:17 AM