Today is an auspicious day. It is a day in our history that we experienced together. Much the same as when the end of WWII was announced. Today is proof that our constitution and government is something we can believe in again. Today marks the end of a tyrannical era and we enter into a new era. One of fixability, encouragement, ethics, dreams and a working, hands-on-president.
We have elected a man who inspires us. He even inspires those who didn’t vote for him. While listening to him our hearts swelled with pride for he left no man, woman or child out of his inaugural speech. Every American matters to him. His First Lady will be a fine leader for women and his children a shining example to our youngest and most impressionable citizens. Today we witnessed a profound changing of the guards.
Today many a tear was shed in relief, pinch-me-on-the-arm belief, a day to remember where together as a nation, we feel that finally the last eight long, long years are going to be put behind us. We can truly and wholeheartedly feel proud to be Americans again. We can breath a sigh of relief.
As I look out my window, a bare fifteen minutes from the Capitol, the air seems fresher and the birds are singing. Hope fills the air. And I’ll end here with this. As Ty Pennington of Extreme Makeover would say, “Welcome Home President Obama and Family … Welcome Home!”