Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day

Well, today's the big day. Inauguration Day. I love all big events. All things pomp and circumstance. I love all the details that go into an event of this magnitude:

~The inaugural platform is constructed entirely from scratch for each inaugural ceremony.
~The Presidential Inaugural Committee put 5,000 tickets, priced at $25 apiece for bleacher seats, on sale on Jan. 9 at 1 p.m. and they sold out in less than a minute.
~Obama will wear bullet-resistant clothing, speak behind a protective glass shield and ride in the parade in the armored Cadillac limousine, with doors and windows so thick that he probably would survive a bomb blast, law enforcement officials said.

Go here for some more.

By the end of this day, we will have a brand new president. And while I definitely did not vote for him, I respect the office he will hold. I can't imagine what's going through his mind right now. How his life is about to dramatically change for the next 4 years. He can't call in sick. His life virtually won't be his own. I just can't wrap my mind around that.

This inauguration will definitely stand out in history. And I get it. I get why it's a big deal and why it's being hyped up the way it is. I just hate that people tend to view him as a savior. He's a man. He's human. He will make mistakes.

It also bothers me that he's being hailed as the first African American president. He's bi-racial. Again, I get it. I get that it's a big deal. Just frustrating.

But thankfully, GOD is in control! He has the final say! He has gone before the president and holds our country in the palm of his hand!

I will no doubt watch all the festivities of today. And I will be praying for our new president.

4 comments:

Becky said...

Whatever you want to call it, he is the first non-white president. It is a day that no one expected 50 years ago. Pretty amazing stuff!

mandi said...

They even have special M&Ms in the White House with the Presidential seal:)

Lauren Kelly said...

I totally agree, no matter the party affiliation, we are called to pray for our leaders. Today was definitely one for the history books and never have I been so proud to be an american!!! :)

oh amanda said...

True, Beck. I wish they'd just call him that...the first non-white. (LOL.) Kidding. But the distinction is still important.

It was a very moving ceremony---not just b/c of Obama but b/c of how cool our country is!

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