I have not posted since Election Day because there are not adequate words to express my joy, my hope, and my pride in this country. For the first time in eight years, I am hopeful that we can move forward and that the world can once again respect our actions and our policies.
I have spent the last eight years working in communities that have lost hope and I thought of the people in those communities, teary eyed and smiling, as I watched Obama take the stage with his family.
Rather than continuing to wax philosophical, I thought I would end with Obama's words:
This victory alone is not the change we seek – it is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back to the way things were. It cannot happen without you.
(You can read the full text of Obama's acceptance speech here.)