I remember watching online in January 2007 as Barack Obama announced his candidacy for president of the United States. I was so excited. I had never been so excited about a political candidate before. He seemed to have such a good head on his shoulders. And he seemed such a good leader, so charismatic. But I also remember thinking that if he chose not to run because of the effect on his family, well, I could completely respect that. His girls are about three years older than mine, and I could not imagine putting my kids through the stress of a presidential campaign.
Thank goodness, the man chose to throw his hat into the ring. Hope began to swell in America’s breast. I volunteered for and donated to his campaign, for the first and only time in my life. And to make a very long story short, Barack Obama beat the odds and won the election.
And America will never be the same.
God bless America…and may God bless President Obama.