I know this may be a little risky, but I wanted to try to starting this meme. A week or two ago, a post by my friend Emery included this photograph:
And I got to thinking about something someone told me, that listening to Obama feels like it felt when listening to President Kennedy speak.
When I think about Obama becoming president I get a goosebumpy feeling of excitement.
I believe that truly great presidents only come along now and then, and that he could be one of them.
I like Obama.
And I am filled with hope that he will be the next president of this country.
As a mother, I especially want someone in office who will help prepare us for successive generations. I think there are a thousand ways to say that he will help ensure a safe and prosperous future for our children.
Instructions for participation in this meme:
1. Take a picture or short video of something positive and indicative of your support for Obama.
2. Post it.
3. Link to the person you got the idea from, for the feeling of community and excitement.
4. Pass it on!
I really struggled with creating and sharing this post. I do not think it right to turn children into puppets of our own beliefs. I feel a little strange about that, given the video you see here. Miss J learned to say Obama while we were watching the Democratic National Convention.
I ultimately came to this conclusion: that despite how divisive politics can be, no one should be afraid to share their hopes for our country. And hope is what this post, this message, this idea for a meme is all about.
Edited to add: this post has the exact kind of photos and sentiment I am talking about.