Tuesday, January 20, 2009

This is the day...

What's Jack up to? Oh that Jack, what a stinker. When our backs were turned yesterday and we were out shoveling snow (again) I see him come and peek at us by the door and then disappear. Hmm... he usually hangs and watches. Oh well, I should have known something was up. By the time I got back in the house Jack had gotten into the trash where he had sniffed out the remnants of the kid's birthday cake and had pulled it all out to the floor and was having a ol' time. Ugh!


Today is the day and I could not be happier! What a dream come true. My kids have the day off from school so we will be in Harlem today with Nana having breakfast and watching the inauguration. There will be plenty of cheers and tears.


I still remember the chill I got when I first heard Barack Obama speak at the DNC 4 years ago. I knew then he was something special and I was seeing our first Black president. It’s so good to hear the DH say now that I called it. As a wife I just love that. Here is a little bit from that speech.

And here we are now. Whew. I’m overwhelmed.


My prayers go out to our new president, vice president, their families and the entire administration. To all of you that worked so hard making calls, putting up signs, talking to neighbors and friends or just getting out the vote, thanks so much. No matter what side of the aisle you are on I hope that this is the beginning of better days ahead. We need them. See you tomorrow where we can 'chat' more.

Best,
Kwana

16 comments:

Sarah Tormey said...

Yes, that DNC speech still brings me to tears. I can't believe today is the day, that it is finally here. Both my brother and sister are down in DC, preparing to battle the crowds and I'm so proud of them.

sula said...

I can't believe this day is here! Enjoy every moment and hug those twins. If you haven't seen this video by will.i.am, you oughta. It's a New Day! *G*

Louisa Edwards said...

It's a fabulous day in our lives. What exciting times we live in!

Kwana said...

Sarah, It's great that your brother and sister are down in DC!

Louisa, I'm so happy today.

Sula I love the video. Thanks so much. I'll have to post it. I had never seen it. Oh Happy Day! Enjoy.

Deidra said...

Thanks so much for your beautiful comments on my blog! I have enjoyed your writing for awhile, now...especially the adventures of Jack!

What a great day we're witnessing! Squeeze those twins tight (and happy birthday to them), in spite of their squirms and protests!

Blessings!

jax said...

I hope this will be the beginning of something awesome! Per my comment on Louisa's blog, my cable company screwed up my order and now I won't have tv until Wednesday. Sniff

Tamstyles said...

Girl I am at work with my pearls and blinged out Obama Tee. I am so happy and smiling this day. I have my cnn on my laptop and I wont miss a beat. What a great feeling!

pve design said...

We are watching and my 4th grader said -"Mommy, he is such a good speaker, not even one mistake- I would have so messed up she said!"

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Teary and exuberant and hopeful here in Seattle!! Hugs to you all in Harlem!

Maureen McGowan said...

It's a great day.

And Jack is one smart doggie checking to make sure you were busy before he was bad.

Ina J Offret said...

What a fabulous day! I watched with tears in my eyes that we have come so far,.... far from all the suffering and strife that has preceded this wonderful day. We now have a very inspiring LEADER!!! xoxo

Ina J Offret said...

PS My dogs have me trained now. I pick up the kitchen garbage pail and put it on the counter before I leave the house.....

Joyce said...

I hope your day in Harlem was a good one!
I am so late posting and visting blogs- I have been clued to the TV!
Oh Jack you little stinker!! This reminds me our Buddy when he was a live. The stories I could tell you. I got carry out for dinner was sitting the coffee table up to have a picnic. Buddy went to greet G at the door and I followed (silly me). In a split second he raced back upstairs only to be licking his smacks from the remains of my bq sandwich!! He had it all planned!

Colour Me Happy said...

Love this post, I'm so happy for all you Americans!

N said...

I'm just going to say...hooray!

Tamstyles said...

I am still in awww and on cloud 9! I just watched the video from years ago and man....I am glad I am not alone in this feeling in the land of the blog.

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