Hope


(reposted from elsewhere)

J –

You turned 8 weeks old on quite a momentous day – Election Day 2008. Your father and I voted, as we have in the past two elections, but this one was different. It wasn’t just that the guy who won happens to be half black, or that he is a Democrat, or even that his election triggered massive celebrations in the streets all over the country, and even the globe.

It was that we voted with your future foremost in our minds.

I was brought to tears as we watched the news coverage of the crowds cheering in Times Square and Grant Park, but mostly because I was hugging your father, with you in snug in a sling in between us.

Hope is a much stronger word, now that you’re here with us, little one.

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