I am happy.
Not just because the President is a Black man but he embodies the mission we have all be charged with, giving.
I was raised by a woman that embodied this same mission. My mother gave to my friends, family, and strangers without question. She would say you give because its RIGHT. No other reason mattered. You do because you CAN.
Our President has charged America to give back and to do what we can to rebuild OUR country. I'm proud of my President. I'm finally proud of my country. We need to recognize that not all of America was celebrating on 1/20/09. There are people who will mistreat one another. There will still be murders and crimes. Drug dealers will still sell drugs. There will be people who will still think Black men are unintelligent and lazy and that all black women sit around and have babies. Evil will still put forth its charged to destroy. We need to pray daily for country and our President. Evil will come after our President. Lincoln - assassinated, JFK and Bobby Kennedy - assassinated, MLK-Malcom x - assassinated. This is the reality of our nation. Evil lurks.
Good can win though. We can promote love daily and do our part.
I'm proud. Our First Family is wonderful. Michelle is a great role model for our girls and even women. Barack loves his wife and black women need to see this PUBLICLY. We need a see a black man love his black wife. Michelle spoke of how the girls love to see them hold hands. She spoke that their children have a sense of security because of this. Powerful.
We celebrate the Obamas. We celebrate the spirit of giving.
Let's go to work.
The fight has ONLY just begun.