I went to bed before it was all over. I lay there counting votes in my head. Thinking of how close it was in Florida. How damn close. And then at 1:30 I got texts from Hank and Jessie.
"He won!" said Jessie's.
"We did it!" said Hank's.
"Bless us," I thought.
It's stunning. This election put the lie to the fact that Americans are selfish and stupid. It showed that we can grow up. We can choose hope. We can put facts over fantasy. We don't want the government to control the decisions we make about our own bodies. We don't believe there's such a thing as non-forcible rape. We WANT health care. We believe in equality and dignity and rights for all citizens.
We want Barack Obama to continue to be our president.
I can barely begin to process all of this. But I am so happy.
Just got another text from Lily.
"Boys are on their way. Isn't it a glorious day?"
Yes. Yes. YES!
So grateful. For this glorious day.