I shed tears on my way to work today. I thought about the magnitude of this election. I thought of the sacrifices made for me so that this day could be possible-a day when a woman and a Black man are viable candidates for the American presidency. I thought about the people who saw the importance of this day. I thought about both campaigns, their differences. I thought about the hope that was taken away from us in 2000 and the hope that’s being promised for 2008. I thought and I cried. I smiled and I gave thanks.
I wished my grandparents could have seen this.