Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Today Is the Day

We jumped from our beds like kids on Christmas morning. We couldn´t sleep any longer. Frightened that we would find only lumps of coal. But hopeful to find a new future.

We stood side by side. Breathless before the glowing television. And there was Barack. But we couldn´t tell. Had he won? Had he lost? The coverage was in rapid-fire Spanish. Breathless.

But then. . .

El primer Presidente negro de los Estados Unidos.


Llamadas de McCain a conceder.

We realize.

Victoria para Obama.

We watch the world celebrate. France. Spain. Kenya. We jump up and down. We embrace. And we say, Thank God.


Anonymous said...

Okay, he won. Y'all can come home now! Hooray!

I am so excited and wish we were all together to jump up and down and celebrate with wild abandon and glee!

Anonymous said...

Hip hip hooray. I LOVE Barack. My confidence has been restored in the American people.