Monday, January 19, 2009

Changing of the Guard

Tomorrow is a big day. The inauguration of our new president. I can't wait to show J.T. all of the tradition... it will be the first he is old enough to understand.

So much is expected of Obama. In a way, I feel a little sorry for him. We are all elevating him to the status of the best and brightest our country has ever known before he has even been sworn in. He will be under immense pressure as he deals with the many problems our nation is facing.

He is intelligent, confident, and seems to possess good character. Those qualities are the ones I'm hanging my own hopes upon. I realize that no person is a magic elixir who can resolve problems instantly. We all should be prepared for a bumpy ride as the consequences of years of bad management will be impossible to fix quickly. I know we are in a place I never thought I'd see in my lifetime. When true equality is more than a dream, but has become a reality.


Stomper Girl said...

We had a changing of the guard here too and the weight of people's expectations is impossible to fully live up to. There has been ups and downs with the new government. But I know I feel so much better about the way we're being run and I guess you will too.

Obama looks great, I hope he lives up to at least some of our hopes.

Anonymous said...

It's a big day in history, for sure. Look how far we have come, yet we are really only babes in the infancy of history.

Aunty Evil said...

Nicely written Melinda.

I think it is all the more precious because it will be a double celebration.

Farewell to the dimwit.

Hello to the young, thinking, literate, well spoken.

Blue Mountains Mary said...

Who, on a lighter note, seems so deeply in love with his wife that that on its own gladdens me..

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