Last night as I watched the results of the presidential election, tears streamed down my face as I stood in aww holding our 1 year old daughter. It's a new day. So many thoughts ran through my mind. So many newscasts and coverage of the election kept saying its not about race and kept discussing how he won. For me its simple, he represents us. America and all its diversity. As a daughter of an immigrant mother and my father's mother, my grandmother, who was in America and went back to China because their was nothing to offer her only to come back. And her mother (my great-grandmother) who came to America and was held in internment camps at Angel Island just for the color of her skin. This truly means a lot to me and that my daughter will grow up knowing she can do anything she wants.
Now this is not to say I don't also back the issues Obama says he addressed such as healthcare and more importantly, to me, education and childcare. Man, I can go on and on. Yesterday was truly the most important day of my life right next to the birth of my child. I can honestly say I am proud to be American and feel a sense of pride I have never felt before.