"Keep working on a plan. Make no little plans. Make the biggest you can think of, and spend the rest of your life carrying it out." Harry S. Truman

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama is the new President of the USA

Amadi and I feel we MUST suspend the tour just long enough to mention how deeply happy we are, today. I had my 8 year old daughter play hooky from school, this morning, so she could witness the historical moment when Barack Obama was declared the new President of the United States. It was a very emotional moment, with tissues being passed around, especially when Obama delivered his speech and mentioned the 106-year-old lady who voted, after having witnessed all the changes that her country has gone through in her lifetime. 

Like my daughter (above in the white and red t-shirt), Obama had a white mother and a black father, and he's a Third Culture Kid who lived in Asia as a child. AND, as I mentioned with strong emphasis, his mother used to wake him up every morning at 4 AM to tutor him in English before he went to school. I make her work on her French when she comes back from school every single day, and she doesn't like it anymore than Obama did. Yes, I have no shame and I will use anything to make my self-imposed duty easier :)

Congratulations, Barack Obama !  And thank you for giving the world so much hope !


Jo Ann v. said...

I have no words :-)

Kabiliana said...

I'm on the same boat Katia, my daughters felt very committed too, especially as Obama is originally from Kenya like them. We had a long talk this evening and the news inspired in their "young" brain new thoughts and feelings.
Remember "I have a dream"? In these word. is written our children's future.
Best Valentina:)

Janet Brown said...

Yes!!! America is finally repointed in the right direction and ready to do some hard work in the world to repair the damage we've done.

Katia said...

Yes, it will be a hard journey for him, no doubt, but what a privilege (and well deserved) to carry so much hope for so many people, and literally all across the world. He is truly a global leader and the world needed one so badly. I have had shivers all over my body practically non-stop since yesterday. :)
Thank you, Jo Ann, Valentina and Janet for sharing your joy with us.