January 20, 2009
It was snowing like crazy this morning. But, as sick of winter as we all are in Chicago, the snowfall today was the feathery fluffy billowy kind of snowflakes that makes everything sparkle. People were saying how beautiful it is.
It was reportedly freezing on the national mall today between the Lincoln and Washington Monuments, but that million plus crowd didn't let that deter them from coming together witnessing and celebrating.
I have to admit I cried buckets today watching the first African American become President of the United States of America. President Barack Hussein Obama. How 'bout that!
I always knew this could happen but I suppose right up to this morning, I didn't believe it ever would happen.
"We remain a young nation" the new president said to us today, but
"in the words of scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things."
So enough with the silly partisan bickering and divisive prejudices. Time to get down to the business of restoring America as a world leader. Time to talk and act like a grown-up to friends and enemies. Time to think beyond ourselves personally and nationally. Time to step up like only Americans can.
Despite the problems we have going, isn't this an exciting time?