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Our Greatest Presidents...Have Come to Us in the Worst of Times

I just heard this quote on CBS and thought it was so appropriate.

I am so excited about the future that lies ahead and hope that we can all come together and support our new president, whether we voted for him or not, whether we're black or white, Christian or not, young or old. This new presidency means that this country is finally ready for change, that my son will grow up in a world that is just a little better and a little more accepting of others than it was before. That we are becoming a nation that is colorblind - blue state, red state, black skin, white skin - we are all one. It means that anything is possible - for me, as a woman, for my son, for the future. This inauguration means everything to this country and we cannot wait to see what President Obama can do to help this country mean something more than what it has become. We no longer want to be a land of overindulgance, of spoiled rotten Americans - we want to be known as a land of possibilities and dreams. Dreaming big brought our ancestors to this country, and we look to President Obama to help make our dreams come true. True leadership is what our country needs - and my hope is that he can lead us into better times.
Some people think too much is being made over his ability to change our world - but why not believe in him? What harm does it do to stand behind him and give him the support he needs to turn this country around? This isn't religion - this is governance - and we all need religion, but we can't all govern.

By the way, have you had the chance to read Obama's letter to his daughters?

Comments

  1. Wow, that picture is TOO great! And I hadn't read the letter, so thank you for posting a link so I can!!

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  2. I love it. I am a single mom of a 6 y/o boy. I am beyond thrilled with America's choice. Great post!

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  3. Great post! This is such an exciting time. We're lucky to be living now, when such amazing strides are being made.

    I left a present for you over on my blog :)

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  4. I love it! I hate that there are Americans out there that really feel hate in there heart for people!

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  5. I'm sitting here watching the inaugural speech for the second time on DVR. This has been an amazing day!

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  6. What a great post! Thanks for sharing the letters :)

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  7. thank you for the post. it is a great day for America.

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  8. The letter to his daughter so sweet and loving...what a great Father. I think we are a very lucky nation....what a man to lead us back from the edge. I posted alittle something in my blog tonight about this too.
    Thank you for a great blog......

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing the letter from Obama to his girls. That was so sweet! I hope you don't mind if I borrow this link and post it on my blog. :)

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  10. tagged you for an honest scrap award on my blog. :)

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  11. Well said -- and I thought his letter to his daughters was so heartfelt. I really gave me some insight into what makes him tick.

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  12. Thank you for the comment you left on my blog yesterday. I wrote another follow up post today regarding some of the comments I've read around the blogosphere. I'd love for you to check it out if you have some time.

    And thanks for the link to the letter. It is very heartwarming, and I hope that the Obama girls will grow to understand how grateful so many people are for the sacrifices that their family is willing to make in the next four (eight?) years.

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  13. What a fantastic post! I love your optimism - I think it is shared by many Americans.

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  14. Doesn't he know that TEBOW is Superman!?!? I bet Obama wears Tebow pajamas to bed.

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