"I just wanted to take a moment to talk about today. Remember this day, what you did and were doing at noon. An event happened today that nobody from my generation and all the previous generations could have possibly imagined. This is a day that will be talked about in years to come about this man and how it happened in a land that not long ago, my youth, that blacks were not allowed in the same restaurant or to drink from the same water fountain or use the same restroom. In that this short time a black man has become our president, is a miracle. I'm not always nostalgic or put things in perspective but down the road this day will be talked and written about. I am truly proud this is happening to our country. I believe he is the right man, in the right time, for this country.
love you pumpkin
I also posted it on Facebook, which experiences much higher traffic, and, therefore was the place everyone commented on it. I just wanted to post those on here now to share:
Mike Wiley: Awesome
Ania Mucha: HE IS RIGHT ABOUT EVERY WORD !!!
U R LUCKY 2 HAVE SMART FATHER
Dara DeChellis: Ummm... I like your dad... a lot. Thank him for me! (again!)
Jamie Moreland: awesome
Maisha Fields: So beautiful! You come from good peeps, No wonder I love your ass so freakin' much!
Janine Waters: this is gaw-gess . . . i'm right there with you both!
Becca James: Nice...gave me goose-bumps!!! :)
Cara Dailer: thanks for letting me read that. its beautiful.
Julie Domineck: oh rog:) i love your d-a-d dad
Justin Misenhelder: love you Mr. Shannon!
I also received this message today (also on Facebook) from a girl I don't know who friended me on there. She is likely friends with Ania, who I met when visiting Poland in October. Her name is Miriam and she writes:
"HI,MY NAME IS MIRIAMI'M FROM USA.FRIEND OF MINE TOLD ME ABOUT UR DADS NOTE.I'M HUDGE OBAMA SAPORTER,I HAD 2 HAVE U WITH MY FRIENDS,INCASE UR DAD WILL WRITE ANATHER NOTE LIKE IT TO SEE IT.YHX 4 ACCEPTING MY INVITE I HOPE YOU ARE DOING REALLY WELL.TAKE CARE.MIRIAM"
Just wanted to share. Thanks, Dad. Love you!