Whenever there are major events covered by the press, I am drawn to the television. I want to see the action, I don't like to miss anything. Today was absolutely no exception. I had a project planned that would have taken me upstairs and away from the tv, so I rearranged my plans. I wasn't able to watch the inauguration live, but when I got a chance I revelled.
I liked being home, able to hear the words clearly and have a perfect view of the proceedings, but I also longed to be there. To feel the electricity, to be a part of the energy and the cheers. Denten says I would have gotten hypothermia, which is highly likely, but how fantastic to be a part of that crowd. I was envious of those friends on the east coast able to travel to see such a marvelous event. Erin was there... I'll live through her today.
I didn't expect to be emotional, but I was at one point. I couldn't help but imagine a very similar scene years ago when Martin Luther King, Jr. stood at the opposite end of the mall and had a vision that I was seeing unfold today. I think so many things about today were wonderful. I am excited about the changes that are coming for our country and the fact that I am at a point in my life that I can understand and witness them. I'm excited that a man with such vision and clarity is running our country as my children are growing up. They are going to see amazing things in their lifetimes and this is a great start. Obama is a man who understands respect and honor and accountability. Those are values that I'm proud to be associated with and am grateful my children are able to witness.