What a Momentous Day This Is!!!

I’ve been up since 2 in the morning and haven’t been able to sleep.

All I could think about was what it must be like, to be Barack Obama, taking charge on this day. For his family, most particularly his daughters, whose lives are forever changed.

And what what it must be like to be George Bush, leaving his legacy behind.

Two different men, two different paths, and yet meeting today. One to leave office, the other to take his place.

It’s sunny in Washington, D.C. (at least it looks like it is on tv) and the crowds are cheering! Waving, cheering, chanting and ever hopeful.

I am grateful to witness this momentous event. Tissues are at hand and hope is in my heart.

May God be with these two families as they transition in their new lives. And for our nation, weary from our troubles and troubled with an uncertain future, may God bless and protect America.

President Obama, my hope is with you.

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Vivian Lee Mahoney

Consider yourself warned: I write books about rebels. I'm also a postergirlz for readergirlz, a literary advisory group for teens. Who knew going back to the teenage years would be so rewarding?

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