Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day

It is still so amazing to me that this is our new First Family.
Forty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. was killed for being a black man who preached equality and today an African American man is being sworn in as our President. I wish Andrew were a little older so he could at least have some memory of this day. I have tried to impress on my students how important today is and that they are witnessing history but I know they are too young to grasp the magnitude of this change.
If I am able to adopt from Ethiopia, my son's citizenship letter will be signed by the first African American President of the United States. It makes me smile just thinking about it.

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  1. What a GORGEOUS family photo of them. Ruthanne I agree with everything you said. It is such an amazing day and I am so grateful we get to experience it. Our country has a long way to go (our town has a long, LONG way to go), but we're on our way. :)

  2. I agree! Ruby doesn't get it but Medina gets some of it. She asked me yesterday if she could stay home today to watch tv. I know she doesn't get it all but I'm glad she's here for this.

  3. First things first...Happy Belated Birthday Andrew! I hope you had a great day and loved your mac and cheese/meatball dinner! :)

    Now, WOW...I am so impressed that you are thinking of adopting again. It's inspiring to me! I have been a single mom this week (yes, it's just Tuesday) and I am already pooped! It's also inspiring that you are ready again. Let me know when you take the great plunge... It is very exciting about having a new leader. I didn't vote for him (not happy with the other one either) but I AM excited about the fact that we now have such a wonderful change. I wish that Caroline was old enough to understand the history. I was glued to the tv today and recorded it for Tim (who is in VA). It was a great day.

  4. What a wonderful thought to have it signed by President Obama. It is meant to be.