Without a doubt everyone is feeling something today. We have had the same family in the White House for 8 years. That is a long time to some, a blink of an eye to others. I was talking to our daughter who just turned 16. She can't remember when there was a President whose last name was other than Obama. To be honest my mind on that is a bit fuzzy too.
We have a new book and we can't flip ahead to the last page and see how it turns out. We just need to live it. I do know that we are watching history. I don't know about you will be watching the inauguration and following the news reports. Who knows in about 30 years, a currently unborn grandchild may ask me about it for a 7th grade report. (Side note: We had better have flying cars by then. They should have been here years ago)
No matter what side of the political fence you are on today, I am sure you will be feeling a wide range of emotions. I would ask that you be kind to each other. It will make a big difference for everyone.
If you'd like to follow history today, we will have hourly updates on 99.5 The River.
I'll end with a tweet that I thought was pretty classy from Michelle Obama posted on twitter. You can feel a lot of different emotions just in the photo.
photo: getty images