I can’t believe all of the different things that this inauguration appears to mean to each person that i talk to or read about. Some people are moved to tears by the inspiration of it all. Some people are in awe of the historical nature. For others it is more personal; they have invested so much of their own personal hopes and dreams into the candidates for the office of the President of the United States. Observing the inauguration is a very personal and a very public thing. The swearing in of the 44th President of the United States is a solemn occasion and is observed by all in a variety of ways.
For quite some time there has been indiviual stories on the news about individuals who have made the trek to view the ceremonies in person…some have borrowed money to get there or made amazing sacrifices to fund the trip. Others who are content to watch from their homes watch avidly….others in dismay.
Supporters of candidates who did not win the nominations have differing views and opinions. I watch and look for conflicting emotions on the faces of those who could have been in a different place during todays proceedings..and yet…i see pride, joy and excitement in their faces.
Watching the former Presidents and the mixture of emotions and memories flood their visage is truly something to see. Their wives remembering their time in the spotlight…reflecting on the changes since their moment…you can see the strength that it takes to endure the pressures and the passage of time.
It is no simple time …the respect of the responsibility, the solemness of the swearing in…the honor…the pride…the exaltation…it is such a mixture of the past, the present and the future. Truly…can feel the waves of deeply held beliefs and expectations. For this one day, we can enjoy the coming together as a nation. There will be time on another day to examine the differences, the disappointments, the frustrations and the solutions to problems that exist…For now…today is momentous! I am thrilled that God is acknowledged as the ultimate authority of our nation…I pray that President Barack Obama submits his actions to be wholly acceptable to the only person who he should be in submission to at this point and that is God himself. May God bless our nation…and may we live up to the standards that he expects from us.