What a terribly exciting day. January 20th, 2009, ...we witnessed a new era in USA history.
With the former president's approval ratings at an all time low, our economy in distress, our national debt outrageous, and our international image tarnished - we inaugurated a new president today.
A new beginning. Hope has been restored to the American people.
I was moved during today's proceedings. The kids I work with cheered and clapped during the inauguration...who would-of-thunk-it. These young people were overwhelmingly supportive of Obama....kids that society tends to "throw away"....kids that struggle to read... kids without parents who have challenged them to think about their own future...
And here they were cheering on their new president.
I can only hope and pray that our federal government is up to the challenge. Additionally, I take heed to the president's message of service-work, patience, and a cool demeanor. We all have work to do, to make our community better.