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.
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