Friday, November 07, 2008

Tears of Joy

Thanks to post-partum hormones and sheer exhaustion, I've been crying a lot lately. I'm not normally a teary person, but that changes in the months after I have a baby.

However, most of the times I've cried this week have been from joy. I cried when the election results were announced. I cried the next morning watching the footage of President-elect Obama's speech and again watching him and his beautiful family. I cried watching the news footage of the spontaneous celebrations breaking out around the country - celebrations filled with faces of all colors. I cried hearing Jesse Jackson and Andrew Young, both civil rights pioneers, talking about just how much this election meant to them.

What an amazing week, one filled with hope for so many people in this country. It's been too long coming.


Cathy said...

I'm not post-partum, but I've been crying tears of joy all week too! :)

Jolly Roger said...

Must admit, no tears of joy here (sorry!). Looking forward to a young family in the White House.

NOT looking forward to my taxes going up.