Yesterday, Mom and I watched all day long as our new President and Vice President were inaugurated. And for us, as we believe for many, what a beautiful and extraordinary day it was. We are very thankful for yesterday, we are thankful for today and the days that lie ahead. For us, the words spoken by all were full of hope and promise, the words began to close the door on too many days that had turned into weeks, months and years of lies, anger and hatred.
A dear and good friend, had once reminded Mom that January is named for Janus, the god of beginnings in Roman mythology. The god who represented doorways, openings ~ whose face could both reflect on the past while looking toward the future.
Yesterday we welcomed a good man and a good woman as our leaders, supported by thousands of others. We are thankful for all of them and pray for God to bless them each and every day as they fight to right the wrongs that have come into our lives, as they fight to overcome injustice that has befallen far too many. And each of us has a responsibility to fight with them. As we do so, do not forget the past while working for a better future. Our new president said, "to heal, we must remember." The door has opened, it is the choice of each to walk through.