What a great day for me. It was a spur of the moment kinda day. I decided to take a chance, drive in the rain, and see what it was like to be in the same room with Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Caroline Kennedy, and Maria Shriver.
Oh what a day! I ran into some family that I had no idea was going to be there. Time disappeared as we stood in the "cold" California weather. But what a great day it was! I left feeling great, hopeful and downright JAZZED!
I went to BarackObama.com and left Michelle this little note.
Today, I witnessed greatness. Today, I witnessed an inspirational woman and Mother. I watched and listened to you today and was inspired to do more, to be more, and to want to continue to teach my children more.
Thank you for your love for our country, the love you have for your girls and for your genuine love and respect that you have for your husband. I look and listen to you, and you are genuine and honest.
I want our country to change. I hope for a better nation and for the first time I feel inspired by a politician. I see hope. I see it clearly. I am happy and engaged for the first time about politics. I owe that to both of you.
Thank you for taking the time to walk around and shake our hands, and chat for a bit. I am the woman that spoke to you about my six children, and that I had traveled recently to Kenya. I do owe that to your husband. After reading "Dreams From My Father," I knew I wanted to go to Kenya and see it for myself. And because I went, I have dreams and hopes of my own to help girls in Kenya. Both of you have inspired me to do more and to be more.
I look forward for better future. I look forward to watching a new change, a new hope for our country. I look forward to a new President. I look forward to telling my children that on February 3rd, I shook the First Lady's hand, that I looked into her eyes and felt inspired to stand up, and hope for a better future for them.
Thank you Michelle.
I was in the presence of greatness. I was inspired by all these strong women and it just felt great to be an American. Here is Oprah...