I wanted to go to D.C. and be a part of history. The night Obama got elected, the Mister and I made plans to take the kids so that we could see history in the making. Being January (the cold) and lack of concrete planning kept us home.
Not to mention the crowds:
Look, ma. I’m waving!
So the Mister, Sleeping Beauty and I went to the Delco Life Center, a homeless shelter for adults and watched the swearing in ceremony. It was a solemn event, with only a few boos for Bush Sr, and a YeeHaw, Motha to Baby Bush.
Jim Shelton giving a history lesson.
The end of the speech, noted below, gave me a renewed hope in my country and myself as a citizen. The entire speech was reminiscent of the Good Reverend Doctor on First Sunday.
America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents and endure what storms may come. 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.
God’s grace is with us. Yes, we can.