Friday, April 18, 2008

I'm an emotional wreck


Just when I thought I had lost hope; that all hope was lost.

I woke to this news this morning: That Hillary Clinton will be visiting my town tomorrow, a Saturday of all days. Any other day it wouldn't work. But, a Saturday ... oh, my.

And, then this afternoon, I learned this: That Hillary Clinton will be visiting in my town in the very spot of the sidewalk where I walk my girls weekly. She will be just blocks from my home.

I am a teary mess of renewed hope and fear of rising hopes; of dreams and inspiring ambitions, of potential and real, significant change. This afternoon, I will walk Jadyn and Liana into the local campaign office and find something to wear for their first attempt at learning about the power of women.

But, what will we wear?? If only I had ordered T-shirts. Will we get close enough for her to see our future women leaders?

(And, to let you know how BIG this moment is for us here in PA my house has been visited and called on twice by Hillary volunteers in the last two hours).

Maybe there's a chance I'll get to do that scrapbook after all. Maybe, just maybe, someone who needs to know it, will learn that she is nice. (If that's what it will take to get a woman president -- for her to be nice than so be it.)

If not, at least I have these blog posts. And, drippy mascara on my face. And, two daughters who hopefully will get a better, more fair chance at the podium.

I will blog about the event tomorrow evening.

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6 comments:

Shannon said...

OMG! How exciting, don't forget the camera!!!!

thewritermama said...

Have a great time, Shawn!

Enjoy the sense of possibility...

Kisatrtle said...

You must live near me...I'm pretty sure. Have a fun time. Looking forward to the blog update.

Eva said...

Busy weekend, she'll be here on Sunday - though at 8:00 PM so I don't think we'll make it. Let us know all about it!

Chrissy said...

I'll be looking forward to reading about it!

Carey said...

I remember going to the Kerry/Edwards rally in PA...it was awesome! Can't wait to read the update and see the pics!