Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Anything is possible

I can't seem to keep much composure these last two days. I am so overjoyed. I can't stop crying..

I hear his name... I cry.
I see others who are crying...I cry.
I watch the speech over and over and...I cry.
I hear an interview on NPR with Rev. Jesse Jackson...I cry.
I think of what a moment in history this is...I cry.
I think of every person of color I know...I cry.
I think of the pride I feel for this country and our democracy...I cry.
I think of the long journey ahead of us and this country...I cry.
I think of the last 8 years and all of the damage that needs to be fixed...I cry.
I watch this video and even this video and I can't stop crying for some reason...I cry & cry & cry.


I now feel that anything is possible and some may call me foolish, but I have a new hope and confidence for the people of this country and the people of the world. I want to be a part of this change. I want my children to have a better future and now I have hope for that. I frequently pray for a future for all children that is unfettered; that they can follow their wildest dreams and conquer them. I believe that is in the realm of possibility. I want my daughter to believe that she can accomplish anything including being President which is on her list of what she wants to be; artist, mommie, President. "I like being the boss, I think I want to be President one day, because then I can REALLY be the boss." Now when I tell her along with her brother that anything is possible, it is not just words coming from my mouth, but from my heart.

It is a new day in America; a new day in our world and I am so honored to be able to be a part of it. I am ready to be a part of this movement and I am ready to extend myself and join those who are already fighting. I have sat lazily on the the sidelines for too long running my mouth at all that is unjust, yet not doing a damn thing about it. This election cycle stirred a change in me. A moving away from the apathy that I have harbored for far too long. And I am ready to exercise my rights and let my voice be heard.

I know I am up for the challenge, are you?

4 comments:

Adolfo said...

Lacey,

Love your blog. Here is a an article I thought you may enjoy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/06/garden/06root.html?partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

Theresa said...

Something that concerns me, though, is that because this is such a wonderful and positive change, I think that what happened in CA, FL, and AZ with the gay marriage bans is being overlooked--or at least if we do talk about it, it feels like petty complaining in light of this huge step forward. But it's not petty complaining... you know?

Canning Tomatoes said...

I agree...I was watching Rachel Maddow show last night and she was discussing the fact that numerous states have voted for medical marijuana laws, yet these other states are banning gay marriage. What does that say about our country?
Granted it is for medical use, but it is still a drug and people are okay with that, but still somehow not okay with people of the same sex who are in love being able to make this step forward together. I just don't get it. You are right, it is not petty complaining and I hope it is addressed. Like I said, we still have a lot of work to do...but I AM HOPEFUL!

Country Girl said...

I was just reading the at down to earth and thought you may appreciate.
http://down---to---earth.blogspot.com/2008/11/when-mama-aint-happy-aint-nobody-happy.html