Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama Mama

I watched the inauguration of President Obama with a group of moms.
We marveled at the event. Not least because we actually got to sit down and watch it uninterrupted!
It was such a hopeful event. We felt this for ourselves and our beloved children.
We swallowed when Obama said that the next generation would have to lower it's sights.
We immediately thought of how we could re-frame that for our kids.
We felt the joy, optimism and unprecedented unity, deeply.
It was a rare moment in which to feel our hopes and dreams for our children are uninhibited.
It was a beautiful moment in time.
A wonderful day to be a parent and feel the full force of a hope filled future.
Later, as I shared the event with my 5 year old. It was evident that the happy, positive mood was infectious.
As my child sang 'We Shall Overcome' in the car on the way home, we talked about how much had been overcome.
How we could continue to keep that spirit going. What she could do to help 'Oh-Bam-Ma.'
It was a good day!

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