The world is in love with Barack Obama it seems. It's amazing to watch someone who was scarcely known several years ago become a national and international phenomenon. Parents are naming their children after Barack, Michelle, and their two beautiful daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama. Seven children in Africa have been named after President Elect Obama. Florida, Maryland, and Arkansas couples have named their children after President Elect Obama and soon to be First Lady Michelle and their children.
I became aware of President Elect Obama several years ago on Oprah. He was promoting his book, Audacity of Hope. My first thought, was who is Barack Obama. I decided to watch, and within 5 minutes I was enthralled. I found him to be a fascinating man, and completely understood why Oprah was fawning over him. I soon learned that Barack Obama was a highly intelligent U.S. Senator with an interesting background.
People around the world are not only celebrating the fact that he is America's first black President, they are also celebrating the fact that America has changed forever. We have watched the most powerful country in the world show that it is time for change. A country that was built on the backs of diverse people has sent a message to the world that there is hope for everyone here and we would like to live peacefully among our brethren. We also sent the message, that no matter who you are, if you work hard enough you can succeed in achieving the American Dream, whatever it may be for you. Regardless of your political affiliation, isn't it wonderful to know that we, as a country, can come together and have a say in our country's direction. We are the epitome of freedom.
I hope this country can recover from the economic and financial hardship that we have found ourselves in as well as end the two wars that we are currently embroiled in. I pray that President Elect Obama is given the support and insight needed to lead us back to a place of peace and respect in the world. Oh how beautiful it is to be a part of America's history. Hail to the Red, White and Blue.
I would love to know your thoughts regarding this incredible 2 year journey, that is as long as they are not offensive.