Barack was worth spaghetti and jarred sauce. It was amazing to see him so close, and to hear him speaking in person. If you think it's moving to hear him give speeches on television, you wouldn't believe how moving it is to actually hear it in person. The sheer excitement of him being introduced almost brought me to tears.
We had our children with us, and they behaved absolutely perfectly. Mairin woke up early this morning excited to see Barack. And Stella asked all morning if it was time to see Mrack Omama. As Barack was making his way to the podium, little Stella was even chanting "Yes We Can" .
He pretty much did the usual stump speech, and then he answered a handful of questions from the crowd. As he was wrapping up we made our way to the front of the barricades, and *gasp*, shook hands with the man himself. He even took Stella's little hand in both of his, looked right at her and said "How are you doing, sweetheart". Again, I almost shed tears. We get our chance to vote two weeks from today, and I have never been so excited to vote, ever.
Change We Can Believe In