Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Day in History

I've been glued to the TV this morning watching everything unfold in Washington D.C. as Obama makes his way to the White House. I was overwhelmed with feelings as I watched history take place. Kacey was laying on the couch beside me and she said "Mommy, I know what is happening." I took this chance to talk with her about history and asked her what was happening? She responded with "President Obama is taking office and when he puts his hand on the Bible he will be our new 44th President." (Wowwww... thanks Mrs. M...she learned that in your class!) I explained that she was watching history take place and it's a very exciting time for our country. Before she drifted back off to sleep (she's home from school sick today with the virus her sister had yesterday), she said "Mommy, I think he will be a nice President." Hmmm...you know, I think so too! I've never been a political person, in fact, I hate politics, but watching this important day in our history has given me an appreciation of many things. Less than one hour until the moment arrives....

6 comments:

Karen said...

That's one smart girl you've got there! I hope she is over that nasty virus soon.

Rachel said...

I share your feeling, I hate politics but today.... today was a good day! :)

Wendy said...

I was glued to the TV too and I didn't even vote for him!!! It was a historic event...and, regardless of who won the election, as AMERICANS we all have a responsibility to support our President.

We moved to AZ from the DC area and I couldn't help finding myself overwhelmed with emotion seeing all the places I used to know so well...made me homesick :( I lived in the area through 6 inaugurations...it felt really weird being so far away.

Jill said...

Thanks Karen! :D

Rachel... It was :)

Wendy... we are about 3 hours south of DC and I was also overcome with emotion. Listening to everyone on the street tell their "story" as they witnessed this powerful event was really moving. I'm looking forward to seeing the changes he makes :)

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I have just read your blog over here in Ireland. I hope your daughter is feeling better soon. What a great kid! And you are so positive! I admire that greatly. Just like your new President who reflects that part of the American psyche so well... I love his line "yes we can..." when so many elsewhere think "Mmm, well the problem is..." I am also the Mum of a young child with T1 dx 2006 and from over here, I am watching & listening to so many developments there in the States which give me hope for the future... Right now, I hope that President Obama's new staff-member Larry Summers, being from Harvard, will support the work of fellow-Harvard research scientist Dr Denise Faustman who is now carrying out human clinical trials on a cure for T1 diabetes. Can she do it? ...Yes she can...we have hope... Good luck to you all on this special historic day!

The Turner's said...

Jill, I hope Kacey feels better - tell her Nikki is sending her hugs her way and to expect her gift from Nik no later than Saturday - I hope big sister stays feeling better - Love to you!