Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What a day!!

Hello all!!

What a day today.. I spent most of the day just watching all the festivities surrounding the Inauguration. I can honestly say I was brought to tears on Obama's speech. Although, those that know me know that that is something not very difficult since I am known from expressing my emotions easily.

I hope you where able to watch his speech...here are a couple of extracts from his speech that really touch my heart:

Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real, they are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this America: They will be met.
We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.
In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. 
Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.
The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works, whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.
And for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that, "Our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken. You cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.
To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict or blame their society's ills on the West, know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy.
For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation relies.
Our challenges may be new, the instruments with which we meet them may be new, but those values upon which our success depends, honesty and hard work, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism -- these things are old.
..let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations."

As i was watching his speech I felt proud that y kids are going to be able to presence such a transformation  in this country...and I prayed for him and for every leader in this world to come together and work together to obtain Peace and prosperity for every nation..!!!

If you where not able to watch the full speech today you can read it

Regardless of where you are or what you do today is a day to celebrate!!!!
By the way I did not cheer with champagne but I had a good glass of California's Chardonnay to cheer the new President.

I am extremely gratefully to have been able to watch history in its making!

God Bless you!
good Night!!
and see you tomorrow!

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