But what I loved most was knowing during Obama's inauguration speech that millions of people around the world were watching and hoping at the same time I was.
I know tough times are ahead but I am so full of hope about the future and the possibility is enough to carry me through those tough times.
Surprisingly, besides the millions of people and hoop-la-la, it was the little things that touched me the most:
- The two of them dancing at the first ball
- Jo Biden taking a picture for Sasha
- Obama trying to help the Chief Justice get the words right
- Mohammed Ali's face
- Reverend Lowrey's - "...we ask you to help us pray for that day when black will not be asked to give back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead man, and when white will embrace what is right."
- Aretha Franklin's fanciness
- Ted Kennedy's smile
- Michelle tucking a blanket around Malia
- Poet Elizabeth Alexander: "In today's sharp sparkle, this winter air, anything can be made. Any sentence begun, on the brink, on the brim, on the cusp. Praise song for walking forward in that light."
- Obama's grace to Bush
- Jill Biden's fancy black boots
- The car or tank Obama rides in that he calls The Beast
- The girls wearing JCrew
- Obama trying to look excited at his new crystal dish
- The people running down the sidewalk along side Obama's motorcade
- Obama saying "his wife is good-lookin'
- Sasha's thumbs up before Obama takes oath
- Obama's smile (this is why my daughter says she likes Obama)
- The children crying in the audience
Obama is like no one else and sings a song of hope. (Robbie Seay Band)
All things bright and beautiful You are
All things wise and wonderful You are
In my darkest night, You brighten up the skies
A song will rise
I will sing a song of hope