Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A GREAT Day for America!


President Barack Obama


I am so excited. I knew I would be too distracted by the events of the day to be effective at my work so I have actually taken today off so I can sit, with my box of tissues (my sisters call it my "Lassie moments") and watch the inauguration in real time.

If you haven't already heard it, go to Oprah.com and listen to David Foster's new music - "America's Song".

And if I can figure out where I stashed the recipe (and IF I can find some frozen peaches at the store) I'll make President Obama's favorite Peach Cobbler for dessert tomorrow.

And I'll be singing:

This land is your land, this land is my land,
From California to the New York Island
From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters,
This land was made for you and me.

As I was walking that ribbon of highway, I saw above me the endless skyway
I saw below me that golden valley, This land was made for you and me.

I've roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps,
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
And all around me, a voice was sounding, This land was made for you and me.

When the sun came shining and I was strolling
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
As the fog was lifting, a foice was calling,
This land was made for you and me.

This land is your land, this land is my land,
From California to the New York Island
From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters,
This land was made for you and me.

Woodie Guthrie, copyright 1956

And every night, I say this prayer- "God, please keep our new president and his family safe from harm, amen."

4 comments:

Sharrie said...

It is so heartening to read positive feelings about what is happening in our country. I will be watching and celebrating with you.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

It was thrilling to watch, and I join in your prayers. I have some peaches in the freezer, if you want to come get them!

Kathy said...

Amen.

Nancy K. said...

My heart almost stopped beating when President & Mrs Obama got out of the car to WALK on the parade route. I was praying fast and furious: "Please keep them safe, PLEASE keep them safe!"