Dr. Joe and Kamala

First, I’d like to begin by saying congratulations. I am so happy that you both are now in charge of this Country. For the past four years, I’ve felt like I was thrown overboard with a life vest that had sizable holes in it. Seemingly, there was no rescue boat. Seemingly, there was no hope. As the campaign season began to kick off, I must admit that, at times, I felt like there was nothing that anyone could do to save us. I found myself watching the news more than I did any other television shows. When I spoke to some of my friends, I was often told that Trump was going to win no matter what. Again, hopeless. Even though the hope in my mind was fading, my heart and soul refused to give up. I prayed. I prayed for change. I prayed for unity. I prayed for different. I prayed for me. I prayed for my Country. Honestly, I even prayed for those who were clearly praying or preying for my demise. Then came November 3rd. Actually, I voted early because I didn’t want to experience any sort of conflict at the polls. I had butterflies. I couldn’t eat. On November 3rd, it was coffee, exercise, and watching television for me. The early polling numbers were horrible. I fell asleep with an overwhelming sense of hopelessness. In fact, I couldn’t even go to work the next day. I couldn’t believe or accept that so many people voted for someone who seemingly cares about no one but himself. Slowly, the other ballots began to be counted….November 7th. November 7th was a day of redemption and joy! People were screaming on their balconies. People were dancing in the streets. People were singing. People were crying. Van Jones made me cry. Almost instantaneously, I felt the weight of the previous four years lifted from my shoulders. As we rejoiced, Donald plotted. In the end, Democracy won. Dear Joe and Kamala, I know that your jobs are going to be difficult. I need you to know that I trust and believe in you. I trust that you will unite this Country. I trust that neighbors will be neighborly again. I trust that, in the near future, our toughest conversations will be about who likes the better sports team. I trust that the American Flag will once again be a symbol of unity rather than division. I trust and believe that you can, and will do it. Joe, when I saw the speech that you gave before you left Delaware, I felt that. I know what that feeling is like. Your Presidency makes me believe that it’s not too late to make some of the dreams that I once deemed impossible possible. Kamala, your eyes and smile spoke the truth. Kamala, you did it! As I have written in my previous posts, my Mother took great pride in working the polls. Watching you take the oath superseded anything that my Mother probably thought possible. I know that she is so proud of you. I know that I am. In order to get where you have gotten, being in the skin that you are in, I know that it wasn’t easy. I trust you. I’m writing to let you know that for the first time since January 20, 2017, I slept well. I slept well because I believe that our Country is being led by those who choose compassion over rage, truth over dishonesty, reason rather than ridicule, and inclusion rather than exclusion. I am so proud of the both of you. As citizens, I believe that we were waiting for leaders that can help us be the best version of our collective and individual selves. Simply said, we were waiting for you Mr. President and Madam Vice President. May God bless the UNITED States of America….Patrick

As always, this week, please do something for someone other than yourself for no other reason than to make their lives better. Also, if you make it to where you’re going, please don’t forget to leave a map for the rest of us. Always Choose Love Because Love Changes Everything. Let’s begin our rebuilding now….

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