Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The beginning of new times...

Today President Barack H. Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, making history in so many ways.  The first African American president and family to be in the White House.  Record numbers in turn out for the Inauguration.  First time interactive CNN.com Live streaming simultaneously with Facebook, so people can chat and update their status as they watch together in one online community.  A change to the last 8 years, a new beginning to make things right, and an overwhelming feeling of hope and pride.  As I watched the Inauguration for the first time ever, emotions swept over me listening to President Obama speak, seeing the millions of people in the mall watching him and cheering his name.  I have never seen that kind of turnout for anything in my life.  Nobody can truly know what the next 4 years will hold, but I'm excited to be a participant and to live through them.

On top of the historic day, I signed up for this fun blogspot business.  I'm not a blogger, but it will be nice to have as our lives move forward.