I honestly am not sure if I have ever watched an inauguration. I guess since it takes place during the day, I was probably at work, school or tending to a child. I am definitely going to try to watch this year. And I will be thinking so many different things, mainly "Thank God the Bushes and the Clintons are out" and "Thank God we are starting a new page in history!"
I really am excited about this new administration. It feels good that FINALLY someone I voted for actually won! (Yes, Hilary is still lurking around, but hopefully she knows how to keep her pants on and her, and other's, mouth free of human body parts and won't embarrass this country like her hubby did.) And I know I will get a lot of shit over the next four to eight years from friends and family who think I am a flaming liberal and think I think Obama is GOD. Let me state it here, I don't think that. And I am far from a flaming liberal, but in my family, all you have to do is utter the word Democrat and you must be a flaming liberal. I know, no matter how much I support a president, he/she will make mistakes - and probably some HUGE ones that the press and critics will be able to run with and point out for the remainder of his term and into the next campaign. I know he will make decisions that I won't agree with. So be it. That's life. I hope they aren't decisions, right or wrong, that leave an everlasting negative print on our country, on the world or result in 1,000s of lives lost. I know he will renig on campaign promises. It's part of politics. A part I don't like very much. But I am ready for all of that to happen. I am always ready for that, no matter who is leading the country.
I hope the Obamas stays safe from the negativity and hate that exists in this country. In this world. Hate that exists not because he holds the position of president, but because he represents so many things, so many people, that many in our society still can't and won't accept.
So, I send a heartfelt "welcome", Mr. President. I am so looking forward to the next four years and maybe eight. Change is good.