I voted yesterday for the first time. I left Jamaica before my 18th birthday and only became a citizen here in the United States earlier this year.
What an election to get my feet wet (literally)! I stood in line yesterday for over an hour in the pouring rain to cast my vote. Regardless of the length of the line or the conditions I would have stayed. I shared the line with hundreds of proud African Americans who never thought they would see this day.
I'll admit I was one of the nea-sayers. I honestly believed it would not happen. I am happy to admit that this is one of the few times that I was wrong!
I sat in my living room last night watching all the revelry with tears running down my face. How far we've come! One of the best parts for me is that I can truly raise my children (Black kids born to immigrant parents) to be anything they want to be. The limits are no longer there.
I am so honored to have been a part of history!!
My friend sent me a quote today that seems to sum it all up:
"Rosa Parkes sat so that Martin Luther King could walk.
Marting Luther King walked so that Barack Obama could run.
Obama ran so that all children could fly"
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