Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I think I am on election over load. I am drained after being incredibly high. Last night was a night like none other. We watched in anticipation. We held on tight as the votes were coming in. As state after state was announced to be RED or BLUE. We watched the electoral votes add up, and up and UP! It happened much more quickly than we thought it would. We held hands and cried. I screamed and shouted my JOY! I was impressed with McCain's speech of concession. I was in awe of Barack Obama's acceptance speech. He is so eloquent. So calm. The music was subdued. It brought together his somber demeanor perhaps a blending of his grief of the loss of his grandmother and the amazing winning of the presidency. I am so hopeful. I am so grateful. I am so happy that this has happened during my lifetime and the lifetimes of my children and grandchildren. I am overjoyed that my grandchildren will grow up thinking having an African American President is NORMAL.