Sorry this is two days behind….but read it as if it was Tuesday….
I was watching some of my guilty pleasures this morning.. reality shows...
When it hit me. The Inauguration of Barack Obama was on.
I quickly turned to the news stations and watched.
I thought it was odd they were filming everyone just talking and standing around before the Inauguration. I personally don't really care, but maybe some people wanted to get the whole feel of being there.
Anyway I toughed it out.. flipping back and forth between guilty pleasures and the speech... ahem
While I was on the Inauguration they said something that struck me with such impact that I must share with you.
They were showing the First Ladies ( Laura Bush and Michelle Obama) and said "It seems as the Presidents age become more haggard with their strenuous position, their First Ladies become more exquisite and elegant." (not a direct quote) It so true. Those women hold their heads high during their Husband's tough job. Truly remarkable women.
I truly enjoyed the "band" playing the composition by John Williams for the Inauguration. Oh I was almost in tears. I think it truly describes how the nation feels. Some are remorseful for the swearing in of the man they did not vote for but others- I want to believe the majority-are feeling hope and excitement as this new chapter of the Nation begins. The song was very slow in the beginning but then picked up and was a hopeful tune. Then it ended slow once again. It was perfect. Its so hard to describe how that song made me feel.
I have to admit the poem was odd....did not enjoy it one bit. I am sorry.
Sadly I didn't have time to watch it all. (it was one for a good 5 hours) But what I did see moved me. I truly feel hope for this Nation.
I was the one that believed in George Bush, I know he did everything he could in his power to protect us. Now granted some people may not agree but he did what HE thought was the righteous thing to do.
Now I am going to be frank, please no harassing me, I have my reasons and they are many but...
I. Do. Not. Vote.
So I can not be angry or disappointed with who became elected. All I know is that this Nation needed change, whether it was a change in party or just to have someone new in office, this Nation needs it.
I could care less if Barack was a republican, democrat, Whig, or the green party. I truly believe he will help this nation. I am putting my faith in him like I have done with other presidents in the past.
I just hope he doesn't become a crooked politician like so many in the past have become. I hope his views can be stayed focused on the people, not who he is going to make happy in the senate or congress.
Anyway I called my mom while I was making some of her recipes to bring to my sister in law's house for dinner and I asked her if she saw the Inauguration.
She said a resounding no.
I was somewhat confused, I know they are republican but I would've thought they would have an open mind about it.
I chose to be neither party. I support whomever I believe has the best views.
BUT I won't get into my political views because I do not want to cause commotion on this friendly and upbeat blog.
I love my parents to death they are my world. But I wish they had an open mind about the New Presidency. So I will be respectful and not bring it up when I chat with them.
We all need hope.