18 January 2009
We are packed and ready to go. At 4:30 in the morning we will head to the airport, ready for whatever Washington has in store for us. I happened to be in DC in late October last year and realized, as I walked between the Washington and Lincoln memorials that I really wanted to be back there on January 20th with Mary and the boys. Marnie, a longtime family friend, opened her house to us when we called in November and the plan was set.
As the actual trip has come closer, I’ve become much more nervous about it. Reports are that DC will be pretty overwhelmed. I think it really hit me when the Metro started to say they won’t be able to carry the load. Yikes! Still, we were locked in so we kept moving ahead. Tomorrow we’ll see just how hard Barrack will rock the town.
This is such an important event. I am so grateful to be able to share my nation’s capitol with my children on a day we can be so proud of our accomplishment. We have so much more to do, may this week launch us into that future with hearts full of joy.
If you want to follow along on our journey, I’ll try to tweet regularly. Check out twitter.com/efc. We may even get a few pictures up there!