Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A New Day!

What Jack up to? Jack is celebrating of course! It's extra treats all around.






Today my joy is almost immeasurable. A new day is truly dawning. When I cast my vote yesterday for Barack Obama I could not stop myself from grinning. The promise of America felt like it was being fulfilled and now it looks like it actually has.


The words "you can be anything you want, even the president someday," said to my Black children are no longer just words.

This country, much of it built literally on the backs of slaves, will now be lead by an African American. This is an amazing day. A great day. Dreams that I have for my children and possible grandchildren are now so much closer that I feel a can just reach out my hand and touch them.

There is a new standard of excellence. The bar has been raised to the highest point, not lowered or left at the same spot and I am so thankful for that. A CHANGE has come.

Go on out and help organize your community. It does a country good.

The work is just beginning and the healing starts with the children. The world is changing. For the better.



Best,
Kwana

17 comments:

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I everything that you just wrote. It's perfect. What a happy day today is.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

* Meant to write... I love everything that you just wrote*

Kwana said...

Thanks High Heeled!

Louisa Edwards said...

Also, I just have to say, Michelle looks KILLER in that red dress!

Ms.Erika said...

You said exactly what I was thinking. My heart is full of joy today...

Megan Frampton said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!

Lump said...

I am so ready for CHANGE! WOO HOO! :)

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Not enough words to express my feelings!! SO PROUD!! I just feel so empowered!!

Mary-Laure said...

I can't look at enough of those pictures. I am so happy to have VOTED and that Obama won.
Those 2 little girls are absolutely divine - look at the older's smile, a real movie star!

pam said...

Hi Kwana!

Loved your post. Happy day indeed.

:) Pam

Carleen Brice said...

We had treats here too--catnip flavored pouches!

Helzkat said...

As an outsider (Aussie), I'm so happy with results of the election. The world has also been waiting for this change. And Obama's acceptance speech just knocked my socks off - full of hope, encouragement, realistic (the road will be long and hard). The fact that Obama is an African-American is also a beckon of hope for smashing barriers. A sign that things are finally changing for the better. He was the best person for the job hands down.

Kwana said...

Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments on this happy day.

sula said...

What a great day for America and for the world!

I'm finally back online after spending the last few months volunteering on the campaign. Let me tell you that we worked our collective you-know-whats off to turn Virginia blue. And YES WE DID!!!

Blogged about it a bit more over at my place. But suffice to say, I'm still riding a wave of post-election happiness. My future mixed race kids will be born in a world in which the president looks like them. As my boyfriend kept saying as we watched the results on Tuesday, "Anything is possible."

Kaitlyn's Momma said...

What a moving post.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

A perfect post!

Leanna Renee Hieber said...

AMEN!

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