Last night, the 44th president of the United States of America was elected. He was not a white man, but rather an African American. For the first time in US history, we as American's, stood together, and voted for what was right, not what was normal!
I have to say, I am more and more like my mother as time goes on. As I sat in the results party, watching Obama's electoral count rise, I felt the tears start from my stomach. As it became official, Obama had been elected, there was not stopping the tears.
Everything I had argued for, campaigned for, worried about, and prayed about, had just come true. The tears were not stopping. They were tears of joy, tears of relief. Tears for every african american sitting in the room with me, and tears for his family. It was by far, the most overwhelming feeling of my life.
As I walked back to my dorm with my friends, I realized: we did it! "YES WE CAN" It was then that I was ready to listen to his acceptance speech. HOLY CRAP! More tears!
After his speech, it was definitely time for a shower... but as I was walking to the stall... I hear chanting from the outside of my dorm "OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA", it sounded huge. So, as any other college student would do, I went to my dorm, threw on jeans and a sweat shirt, and RAN! IT started at about 50 people, and we marched around to all of the dorms on campus. By the end of the night, police were shutting down streets for the 5000 college students marching for what is right!
What an amazing experience. People I didn't know were hugging me yelling "WE DID IT!" and the overwhelming feeling didn't leave until I went to bed. DUring this "Riot" I lost 2 shoes, sprained my ankle, walked about 5 miles, ran about 2 of those 5, and didn't feel a thing but joy. I feel so blessed to have been a part of this experience, and I will never forget it!!
GOD BLESS AMERICA! YES WE CAN! OBAMA '08!!