Wednesday, May 7, 2008

5/7

Barack Obama won North Carolina last night, beating Hillary by 14%. I didn't vote in NC, because I'm registered in DE, but I did wear my Obama '08 shirt proudly, and got many compliments and comments from people throughout the day. I'm proud of my adopted state!! Indiana wasn't bad at all - Obama lost by 4%, which is actually better than I expected.

I saw a friend from one of my classes the other day. We sat and talked for awhile about the presidential elections. We both agreed that if Hillary gets the nomination, than of course we will back her, but until then, we are Obama fans. Hillary has some great ideas, but there are some things that she has said and done that I truly do not agree with. I also don't agree with her combative nature. Barack doesn't attack, and when he does, he is usually fighting back or fending off claims from his opponents. I have so much respect for him, and I really do believe that if he becomes our president, he will change our country, and probably the world.

Today, I was going through some old things and found a bunch of cards from my 18th birthday. An ex-boyfriend of mine wrote something on one of them that made me stop in my mental tracks. At the end of the paragraph that he wrote, he said, "I hope that you get everything that you wish for on your birthday this year. I think I know what it is, and me, along with a lot of other people, are hoping that your wish comes true..." After reading it, I surprised myself by tearing up. I know exactly what he was talking about. For 19 months, from April 2004 until November 2005, I wished for the exact same thing on every single birthday candle, shooting star, penny, and dandelion. I wanted nothing more during that time than for Liam Kane to be completely healed from cancer.

I like to think my wishes came true, in a strange way.

5 comments:

Kelsey said...

I did the same thing. And its really weird you wrote about this because still, whenever I wish on anything, I draw a blank. I know its because I've never wanted anything more than that.

Lindsey said...

i agree with what you're saying about barack - but hopefully i won't have to support hilary!

Anonymous said...

sometimes i don't have the perfect comment to leave, but i want you to know that i read, and i love learning from you. you keep me updated on things in life i wouldn't normally keep up on, and for that i can't thank you enough! love you!

Anonymous said...

i forgot to say that was from me...

<3Mer

Anonymous said...

i love to read what you write. it makes me feel so much closer to you.

i really miss you.

<3 you a lot!
Maria