Marty and I stayed up last night watching the coverage of the election. We were not surprised by the win of Barack Obama, since the polls had predicted a big win. Whether or not Obama was your personal choice for President, we all have to recognize that this truly is a historic time that we have the honor of living through. Millions of children in our country can now truly believe that you can do anything that you set your mind to, regardless of race or background. Racial lines have been crossed in the most powerful position in the world, and I think that this will energize our country and give us the boost we need to come together and make a change.
In school, I always wondered what it would be like to live during the time where history was made. From the introduction of electricity and the automobile to World War II and desegregation, I wanted to be a part of history, so that one day I could tell my kids and grand kids "I remember when..." stories. I think we often get caught up in life so that we do not notice the changes happening all around us, and we miss the important moments. I truly believe that last night's results were a moment to remember, that things will change in our country from here on out. I choose to remember this point in time, this monumental milestone that our country has reached. This will be a story in the history books, and we were all here as witnesses to this day. How we choose to remember moments like these can shape our attitude and entire outlook to the future. How will you choose to remember?