I am getting ready to watch the swearing into office of President-Elect Barack Obama. What a moment...What a country! I just told DH-I am so jealous that I am not an American-yes, I am a naturalized citizen-but I was not born here. I am also so grateful to have been raised and educated in the U.S.-will Ling-Ling feel the same way? Like me, will she feel that she is "American" because this is the only country that she has ever know, yet because she was born in China will she always have that feeling of not really belonging. I wonder (worry) about that. As I sit and watch the pageantry I am proud that I participated by volunteering for the Obama campaign-I learned much about politics and feel a sense of pesonal investment in this government. I look forward to living in a different, inclusive, educated America and pledge to do my part in a grass-roots level to help.
I pray that this is the beginning of a new prosperity for Americans-
I pray that this is the beginning of a peaceful America!
YES WE CAN.............WE ARE ONE!