barack huissen obama

When it was officially announced that Barack Obama is the new president of the United States, someone set off fireworks a couple blocks down from my house. I'll never forget that moment when I looked out the window, and saw a new light sparking a new hope.

"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer."

In all honesty, I can't even remember the last time I felt proud to be an American-I now know what it feels like, and I am so, so blessed. Tonight I got my answer.

Obama has inspired me in ways I can't explain. There's so much hard work ahead, but to have faith in someone is a wonderful feeling. To know they'll do great things with all the support they've received is an even better one.

"Our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared."
Yes we can.