Tuesday, January 20, 2009
we are there
ok, i know i'm pushing it a little bit with this post, but with all the celebration involved in the inauguration of Barack Obama today, i'm a little nostalgic. we got to spend a week in washington, D.C. this past summer and all the different events that are being covered over the last couple of days, i know where they are. it's kind of neat. i would love to actually be in washington, D.C. this morning, but since i can't, i'll live through the memories. i don't have to deal with crowds (on the least favorite list), or the cold (although not on the list, i'll take the 80 degree days we enjoyed instead).
this picture was taken by a nice looking gentleman that ethan swears is someone important. i don't know who he was, but i appreciate him taking the time to offer to take a family picture for us in front of the capitol. it means a lot more to me today.
no matter your political views, today is an amazing day. i am saddened and frankly, embarrassed, by the divide that i have seen over this presidential election. i pray that we will all find peace today. i pray for our new president. i am excited by the hope that i feel when i think of what today means. although i do believe he will do many great things, i pray for cooperation instead of dissension (thanks mk !). i pray that he will be given the support that he deserves.