On the Ones We've Been Waiting For

I refrain from writing about politics here, it just isn't what this blog supposed to be about. That said, I'm going to share this video anyway:

Okay, I actually like Will.i.am's "Yes We Can" video better because it's focused on Obama's inspiring and moving words, whereas in this one is pretty much just a crowd chanting his name and famous people talking about what they want. In fact, I think this would be more moving is it featured normal people talking about what they want from Obama and why they're inspired by him... but I digress, that's not the point I'm trying to make.

The reason I'm posting this is because of what Obama says at the end of this video:

"We are the ones we've been waiting for."

Holy cow, I'm so in love with that I can't even tell you. We ARE the ones we've been waiting for. We can rely on ourselves and on each other. What we're looking for is right here.

For me, things are happening. I wasn't offered the Resident Assistant position, much to my surprise. I was pretty sure I was going to turn them down, but not having it offered to me left me feeling a little defeated and worried about my plans for next year. Then, Kelly announced that she was moving and offered our apartment to me! And THEN I got a phone call late one night offering me an intern position at Beth Israel! !!!

I'm so excited to start this next adventure. I can't even tell you. I'm so proud of myself, and I'm ready to step up. I can do this.
And I'm not the only one: Ashley is about to graduate with her Master's, Rachel is about to get married, Kelly just made a life-changing decision, Benjy went back to work a few weeks ago, Denis is pursuing a career as a school administrator, Liza is applying to grad school. And that list is by no means exhaustive, people seem to be growing all around me. Even my Mum's gone back to school. I'm just amazed at how much we are accomplishing.

This is it, we're changing ourselves, we're changing the world.

We are the ones we've been waiting for.


Tim Somero said...

Poignant and touching words as always. It's beautiful when life, love, and family blooms around oneself.

Molly said...

Thanks Tim! Of course, all this good stuff is tempered by worries and little obstacles, but all in all things tend to be dovetailing. I'm trying to let go and enjoy all of this goodness.

I hope things are well for you too!