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Oh Happy Day!

What a day.  What an incredible, amazing, historical day.  

First, personal history.  Emily’s first snowstorm hit Charlotte and it was also the first the Jayden was really old enough to appreciate….they LOVED it.  Well, Emily kinda loved it, and then fell hand first in it, and hated it too. 🙂 it is so funny to me, miss Northern girl to see these children so amazed at the sight of snow.  I couldn’t put the camera down, they were ENTHRALLED.  Jayden took all day to learn the concept of a snowball, and I realized (as I tied the plastic bags over my children’s shoes) just how funny it is that in this house you have to search for anything the resembles boots, or looks like a warm hat.  I thought about the fact that my kiddos do not need to own a sled, and while I can not say that I do not love the weather down here, because I do, that thought made me a bit reflective.   I think we may need to find an ice rink in Charlotte to make me feel better.

But, of course, the snow today was just the icing on the cake.  Today was according to Jayden “Obama Day”!!!! WOW, I can not even describe the emotions I felt all day today.  I was (and am) so incredibly proud to be an American today.  Watching Barack Obama take his place as the next president of our country swelled me with Joy, and watching it with my children made me feel like there truly was a monumental moment in history that I could share with them.   I could go on and on, but in a nutshell, I was felt happiness, amazement, pride at this moment.  I was the cornball who took pictures of the clock on the VCR the moment that he became president.  I wept like a baby during his speech, I cried like a little girl at the benediction.   I laughed at the wardrobe choices (loved the hat Aretha, only you could have pulled that off!) and I crossed my fingers and prayed to something for his safety when he walked in the parade and I felt he was “exposed”.  I was scared this day would not come, I was cautious when it did.  Now that it is here, and done, I am happy, proud, and hopeful for our future.  One man can not change the course we are on, One man can not “fix” this nation….. but One man CAN inspire a nation to rebound.  One man CAN bring a country together, and help heal broken spirits.  THIS man, CAN and HAS done that today.  I am proud to be a mom, an American, and someone who voted in this, our most historical election.

now for some pictures of the day, since I am crying like a baby all over again.

First, the snow day……

that fall ended the love affair with the white cold stuff…..

Jayden’s first look–

after many attempts…… he got it, and gave it a try…..

and here are some shots of our “Obama Day”

this is during the speech, Jayden listened to the whole thing, I was so proud of how captivated he was!

all in all, a great day!! Happy Obama Day to all….. I am so glad Bush is out of office…. and so happy that the future is in front of us!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

I have been really slack about posting this week, I am sorry about that, we have had illnesses, family, friends, and busyness going on….

The most important thing to say is HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! this is officially the last day of 2008, and I say, for the most part …… good riddance!!!  I really shouldn’t say that,  because other then the trying financial times this year has not been all that bad, but I am still optimistic that 2009 hold much more joy and happiness, as well as better times for all!!

I think the best thing about 2008 can be summed up in this video (which I received as a greeting e-card) and I loved!  It is catchy, and fun, and a great way to ring in the new year!

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Wow, what a week!

Wow, wow, wow…….all I can say.  I have been on a roller-coaster of emotion this week.  One minute I am high as a kite, hopeful, happy, full of pride, joy, and promise for the future.   The next moment, I am terrified of what the future has in store, I am full of fear about life, and I am sad as anything.  Now not all this has to do with the election…..LOL….. I LOVE the outcome of this incredible election.  I did not want to turn this blog into a format for my political convictions prior to the big day, but I am totally wonderfully, awesomely proud of our nation for electing not just the FIRST African-American president, but the RIGHT First, AA President!  I am so happy that Obama won, and even more excited that the era of Bush, that I feel have buried this country in the ground, is OVER.  I think that Obama is going to turn this disaster of a nation around. I have more hope for the future of this country then I ever had.  During the acceptance speech Obama gave, I wept like a baby.  This line (that I found online somewhere) Still wells me up:

Rosa Park sat, so Martin Luther King Jr. could walk.  Martin Luther King walked, so Obama could run. Barack Obama ran, so our children can fly.

I think that makes me want to cry just to think about the full meaning of those words.  This nation has a LONG way to go, and MARK my words, it will get MUCH worse before it gets better, I am sure of that.  However, I think that at the same time, this is the best thing that could have happened right now, Obama IS the change we need, and I believe that good WILL come from this, I feel GOOD about the future for our children and I feel confident that we WILL be better off with this man at our helm.  THAT is something that I think will be a great thing to see, and something I will hold out for.

This is a picture that again I found online, but I will tell you, if you have a heart, if you feel anything at all about the civil rights movement in this country at all, you may bawl at this sight.  For me it sums up ONE of many AMAZING things that this election has meant to the youth of this world.

To me THIS is the dream MLK JR. dreamed of……. in living color.

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This is the stuff that makes ME dream 🙂 Happy, Happy thoughts for the future.  So, that was that part of the week.  I will post more about the non-election stuff that happened in tomorrow’s update.  I can’t help though, the fact that I am still prone to happy spontaneous bursts of emotions and looking again and again at the picture I took of the TV screen the moment that they announced the winner.  Remember that moment folks.  Remember that moment in time, because I have realized that all we have are moments.  Moments like the ones above, moments like the ones that night.  All we have are moments, make the best of the ones we have.  That is what I am learning.  What a lesson to be able to learn, I am grateful for that.

Peace to everyone, regardless of who you voted for, I hope that we can all come together now, and celebrate the soon to be 44th president of this country!!!!

here is my moment of zen–

congratulations everyone!! what a long hard rd. this was the moment, I knew it was all worth it.

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Poll try

I just noticed a poll option on here, and I want to see what it looks like…… so indulge me

Who will YOU be voting for this election??

Now tell the truth, remember I can’t see who votes for who 😉 so don’t be skeered…….

Who watched the debate last night?? I am going to watch it today, thank goodness for DVR, I was busy last night, but I am curious to see it.  I do have to say the anticipation of November is about killing me, I want it over with already.

Anyway, enough with the politics…….in other news, the children seem to be getting over this nasty nasty virus, have I mentioned how much I hate childhood illness?? and how GRATEFUL I am to have primarily healthy kids, and have to deal with this so infrequently?  If I haven’t let me say it! I do NOT know how momma’s with children who are sick all the time do it.  Bless you all, that is all I can say, I do not think I could do it.

I will write more later, I have a busy day ahead today…….. we are going on some errands, making a batch of Applesauce, most likely whipping out another loaf or two of bread, and I am borrowing my friend’s massage table because I have a bonified actual massage client to give a massage to tonight!! Yay me! maybe a few more months of that and I will get up the courage to take my exam…….. finally…… (more on that later)……

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Less then 4 weeks

I can not believe that in less then 4 weeks we will be voting in what is HANDS DOWN the most important election I think I will ever participate in.  Regardless of your political views I think that we can all agree it may be the most historic election we may ever witness.

I am not going to go wacko in expressing my political views, but I wanted to post two really beautiful clips that I think *might* give you an idea of which way I am leaning **wink**

can I just say that if you can listen to the following song and NOT see why I am voting the way I am…..well….. just saying 😉

and if that was not clear, I love this one too……

 

so, signing off on this topic for the next couple weeks, but I will end with this….. if you are not registered to vote, REGISTER!!! and if you are not planning on voting for Obama, can I just say, I think they switched all republican voting to Nov. 5th this year, so stay home on the 4th ok??? 

signed sincerly,

One Obama Momma

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