But that day has come and I couldn't be more proud. I mean you should see me. I've got butterflies. I'm shaky. I'm anxious.
I'm proud today because someone that I believe in is taking over the White House. I haven't been proud of that fact since Clinton took office, as I knew Bush was ready for war and that scared the mess out of me. But Obama is someone that I trust to do what is right by us, someone who is focused on making the economy better and someone who wants to bring our troops home. And that is where is steals my heart.
Though I'm no idiot to think that CHANGE is going to come in one day, I do believe that this is the beginning of something better for all Americans. He has given me hope that there will be a better tomorrow for the American people if WE make it better, if WE make the changes, if we build ourselves back up.
Yesterday, Obama used Dr. King's birthday to let us know how important is it that we help those in need, that we support our communities. I pray that every American takes the time to listen and take heed. He cannot CHANGE America on his own. No man can. It is going to take the efforts of every individual to rebuild this country.
So as I watch the inauguration today, I'll be saying a prayer for Obama and his family. I'll pray that God gives him the wisdom and strength to lead our country to a better tomorrow. But I'll also be praying that each and every one of us becomes a better person and digs deep within ourselves to support our communities and offer help where it is needed. This, I believe is what Dr. King and Barack Obama have stood for!
Those are my feelings. What are yours?