No one seems to be talking about the election on the blogs I visit. Since it feels like the GREAT BIG PINK elephant in the room ~ I thought I would jump in with my thoughts.
After much tossing and turning ~ I voted for McCain. However ~ it felt different for me this year.
Normally I would have been glued to the TV but instead I spent the entire day outdoors ~ painting, raking leaves with bearly a thought about what was happening at the polls.
After dinner was made and cleaned up ~ I put on the TV and went back and forth from CNN and ABC.
As it became clear Obama was going to take this one ~ I felt a wave of peace come over me like I've never felt before.
Before I knew it ~ I was cheering for him.
I went to bed last night with such contentment that he had won and also a HUGE burden to keep him and his family in my prayers for protection.
My husband and I didn't have time to discus the election before he left for work but he called me when he was on the road. A big McCain fan ~ he had the same feeling of peace and dare I say joy that Obama indeed had won.
There is no denying what a turning point this is for our African American brothers and sisters.
I loved Woopee Goldberg's (from The View) comment that she felt she could finally put her suitcase down ~ she was home.
I love the point made today that slaves built the White House and now a black man would be walking up the stairs as the President of the United States.
From a child growing up in Maryland where the "N" word was as common as milk or bread ~ I have always hated prejudice.
Now ~ everything feels different. A line has been crossed and there is no going back.