What a day it has been. I always thought of this day as the "end of an error." Now having witnessed the events of today, I can happily commemorate this day as the "dawn of a new beginning."
The most important message of the day personally is one of UNITY. A little hope can go a long way in today's world.
I am saddened that I did not get to listen to President Obama's message in full as he was speaking. I went to my daughter's preschool to participate in her half birthday celebration (summer birthday!) which, of course, was a huge deal to her! I was impressed, however, that in her Montessori school, the director had placed laptops in each of the classrooms with the live video playing.
I hope that my daughters will emerge into adulthood in a new world in part by what took place today. My older daughter is already an Obamba fan... and my younger daughter is too young to notice anything special about today but her birthday walk! (and that is just fine by me...) One day, I can tell her the story about how I watched President Obama's inaugural address on a computer in her classroom.
I had so many goosebump moments today. I was most impressed by the mass of people in attendance of the swearing in ceremony. My thoughts were with my co-workers who were there.
But today, more than ever, I am so proud to be an American. Here's to our new beginning!