Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wordful Wednesday~ President Barack Obama

If you have been reading my blog for the months before the election than you would know that I am a Republican and I voted for John McCain. The night that the election was decided Jeff was out of town and the kids were asleep as I watched alone the electoral votes come in and soon the winning of Barack Obama as our next President of the United States of America. As I listened to his victory speech I began to feel not so let down that McCain had lost the election. I also sat and was so happy for all of the African Americans who now felt like an equal and felt their emotion as I watched many people with tears rolling down their faces. I soon changed my attitude towards the 44th President and knew that as an American it was time to embrace this change in our country as well as the emotions of so many people who felt that never in their life time would they see an African American become President.
January 20th 2008 was a historic day! This is a day that I never want to forget. I love when our country feels excited and together. I love when you can feel the patriotism and feelings of happiness to be an American. I watched the inauguration from start to finish. I have had tears roll down my face today. I am proud to be an American and I am going to stand behind our new President, because to me I feel that is what being an American is all about. I may not have voted for him, but I believe that no matter what your skin color is and no matter if you consider yourself a democrat or a republican that the President of the United States is someone to respect and honor. I hope that as a country we can respect not only the President but also each other no matter our skin color or religious beliefs.

So today for wordful Wednesday I want to show some of my favorite photos from the past 24 hours! There are many more, but these are not my photos and they were not easy to copy. My favorite is seeing all the people in Washington DC to watch Obama be sworn in as President.


Anonymous said...

You found some great pictures that really show the vastness of the crowd. Loved your post.

Hootin' Anni said...


And I have been an Obama backer since he set foot in our town for the rally back in February 2008. It WAS an awesome feeling to witness such an historical inauguration.

You can see some of my campaigning photos on a sidebar link...I was lucky enough to have been able to stand on the podium with him as he spoke in Corpus.

GREAT post today. I too hope that the country and world will welcome him with open arms.

Come on I'm taking y'all on a tour of the Texas State Aquarium via photos!!!! See ya later alligator...Oops, I let the 'cat out of the bag'...Yep, there are alligators. One photo anyway.

Happy Wednesday.

angie said...

Even though I'm not a Democrat, I felt such a sense of hopefulness and pride yesterday as well! I think he's going to do a fantastic job. Are you going to Disneyland or Disneyworld?

Jaime said...

Well said Laurie, well said!!

Elaine A. said...

I think if every American felt like you do we could really make a difference. I pray that we can.

Lovely post.

Tracy said...

I'll echo everyone else - great post. now is the time to unite & get excited about this amazing country.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Simply WOW.

I can't imagine. These are so powerful and beautiful Laurie.

I hope all is well in your world.

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