How amazing is our country?
I know I am in the minority among my family and a few of my very closest friends with my continued support of Barack Obama, but no matter what your political beliefs, you have to be very proud to be an American tonight.
What an incredible, historic, and memorable moment. I feel so overwhelmed and so full of hope that we are turning a corner and back on track to making this country the very best it can be.
The very coolest part of this entire day, and past few weeks was sharing it and using it as a teaching moment with Emma. We talked about how important it was for everyone to have their own opinion. Just because people think differently or vote differently from us, it isn’t wrong but rather what makes living in America so great.
This morning she helped me vote and proudly wore her “I voted” sticker all day and learned what a privilege it is to be able to vote. And tonight she sat with me and watched the states turn blue or red, learned a little about time zones, geography, and the electoral college. And a few minutes ago I snuck upstairs to tell her that Obama had been elected.
She sat up and said “Obama is our president?”
“Yep, enough people think he is going to be a good president, he got enough votes,” I said.
“Wow! That is pretty cool, huh Mama?”
Yes, it really is “pretty cool.”
The hope is alive. Yes, we can.