Alex’s dad just called me up to say congratulations on the election of Barack Obama to the office of US President. I thanked him graciously and said I was pretty excited and proud too.
I then told him that Alex wasn’t home yet from work because we stayed up most of the election night. But he said, “No, no I just wanted to talk to you.”
I finally watched President-Elect Obama’s victory speech tonight. The entire day I was trying to keep myself together and not get too emotional. But as Alex and I sat on the couch watching him speak and seeing all those people on Grant Field, I couldn’t hold back all that joy any longer. Eight long years, now what a release. To see a community organizer make it, to see a whole world ready to embrace America again.. it’s freaking awesome.