Wednesday, August 27, 2008

In My Lifetime!

Today I witnessed what I wasn't sure that I would see in my lifetime. I watched a 50ish year old African American woman lift her glasses and wipe away her tears. Another woman cried, she was too overwhelmed to speak. A young man let the tears stream down his face and he didn't try to wipe them away. I knew just how they felt.

On August 27, 2008 at 5:48pm CST
Barack Obama was nominated as the Democratic candidate for the President of the United States of America.

At 5:51PM CST Barack Obama, the son of Ann Dunham and Barack Obama, Sr.; the husband of Michelle and the father of Sasha and Malia, accepted the nomination.

Those in witness, those who have shared in the struggle, those who believe let the tears roll down their face.

With that one acclimation and that one word "acceptance," the world changed. Now the work begins to see who we might become. This is only the beginning the job now is for those who believe to take this change all the way to the White House.

Yes We Can!


Bennett said...

Valeria, it was so sweet indeed to see the emotion of those that were at the democratice convention once he was sweet.

kristine said...

We are so thrilled in our house. We have been glued to the TV. When I think of all that my in-laws lived through in Mississippi and to think in their life time - it just leaves me speechless.

I can't watch till 9 every night - I'll have to find it on computer.

Thanks for posting. I'm posting tomorrow.

haze said...

I was thrilled with Barack's speech. I may be a Canadian, but I am very excited about your coming election, as many other non-Americans are too. Barack was passionate and so very inspirational. I am so happy for you guys as I would love to see the USA make a real, positive, healing change from the inside and in the eyes of the rest of the world looking in.

Maria and Family said...

I admit I too was moved to tears. Barack Obama has made history and he is exactly what this country needs right now :) Maria

LoveNotes4CocoPrincess said...

"Lovely!" There are no adequate words coming to my mind that would do my heart justice so I will use my Dad's favorite word that he used from his spirit..."Lovely!"

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