Tuesday, January 20, 2009
If Kiley could talk, this is what she would say today:
Today my future in hope begins.
Today I can see to a day of equality, a day of peace, a day of genuine respect and global strength.
Today I can reach out my hand in friendship to my enemies, while being ever watchful of my own security.
Today I can be assured that sooner rather than later, Uncle Eric will come home from the Middle East.
Today I can have dreams for my children, and my children's children.
Today my leader is a man I respect.
Today my leader is a man with vision.
Today my leader honors ALL Americans, not just the ones that look like him or sound like him or think like him.
Today America will look not just to the wealthy or the fortunate, but to the unfortunate with a helping hand.
Today the rest of the world will start to think about coming to the table of peace, finding common ground in our humanity.
Today begins the rest of my life and today let the bells ring, and the choirs sing, and the people dance in the streets because today, I have hope.