Tuesday, January 20, 2009

DREAMS DO COME TRUE!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS to President Barack Obama!!!



Today is such an historic day. Not only here in the US but around the entire world. I come from a country that is predominantly black; where the Prime Ministers have been black since The Bahamas became independent in July of 1973. Yet even there, and for me, today is significant, impactful, exciting, amazing!!!

Coming on the heels of Martin Luther King Jr. day, today is a day that proves that you might kill the dreamer, but you CANNOT kill the dream! King's speech seems all the more prolific given what will transpire in just a few hours. He knew it, he believed it, he envisioned it and now it has come to pass. At 12pm Eastern time today, a black man will become the President of the United States of America.

I can't say that I thought it would happen, even a mere 10 months ago when Hillary and Barack were campaigning to become the Democratic presidential candidate. I hoped but I'm not sure I believed.

And so now that this hero, this visionary, this leader takes office, it is now time for us all to do our part. He cannot accomplish what needs to be done alone. He did it, so we must now stand up and be accountable. He did it, so we must help that child. He did it, so we must give our time. He did it, so we must come together and ensure that his achievement will not be in vain.

I'm so happy to be alive to be able to witness history being made. I am proud to be a woman of color and I, like all of you, will be glued to my television today. It's an awesome time to reassess and reevaluate and know that dreams may stall, they may falter, they may even change, but what they will not do if we persevere is, they will not die! They may not come true when we want them to but let's thank God that they do come true. Barack Obama and all the persons on whose shoulders he stands has shown us all that!!! I pray for God's blessing on him and his family.

9 comments:

eclectik said...

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Marcus LANGFORD said...

Obama has weathered the storm to get to this grand day. I never doubted that he'd be our next president because he was clearly the man for the job (no disrespect to Hillary) and it's time a man of color takes the wheel and improves this nation.

I'm not sure if there's ever been a president that has the international appeal of Obama. Even as respected as Kennedy was, he didn't have that rock star quality about him, but then again technology has contributed greatly to the way the world sees Obama. Either way, he won the election and many are excited about this.

I live in D.C. and as close as I live to the inaugural events, I'll just stay in and watch things on the tube from the comfort of my home.

wael said...

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Robyn said...

Indeed

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

what a historic day

anonymousnupe said...

Even miles from the actual events yesterday the excitement was palpable, all around the beltway here. It's been crazy ever since folks started arriving last Wednesday, or so. What a breathtaking day in our history. There were lots of unfortunate stories that came out of yesterday (folks falling or being pushed onto the metrorail tracks, and spectators being turned away from the viewing areas despite the fact that they had tickets in hand--my uncle from Cali being one of them), and that's the main reason, like Marcus, I chose to watch from home even though home is less than 10 miles from where all the chaos took place.

Now folks, we MUST pray. Not the rhetorical "I'm prayin' for you, man" platitude. I'm talking that "in spirit and in truth," groaning in the moment kinda earnest communing with God type of prayer. We cannot let this experiment fail.

dessex said...

What a beautiful post! My President is black

Liz said...

Amen, Amen, and AMEN!!

Spartakuss said...

"And so now that this hero, this visionary, this leader takes office, it is now time for us all to do our part. He cannot accomplish what needs to be done alone. He did it, so we must now stand up and be accountable. He did it, so we must help that child. He did it, so we must give our time. He did it, so we must come together and ensure that his achievement will not be in vain."

that's probably one of the best pieces, crafted and writ I've read in a while. The resonance especially is so powerful. the power in "he did it"....i cant even begin to tell you how powerful that was to me reading this.
oh and its my first time out here so I'm going to go through your stuff; most of it at least.
good writing.