Did you feel a sense of pride in the three women who, to me, were the most inspiring in last night's Democratic convention opening? I am referring to Michelle Obama, Barack's sister, Maya, with her beautiful smile and Hillary with her call to unity.
The most poignant moment for me, though was when Ted Kennedy courageously stepped up to the podium. It was a teary time for me having lived with a man who died of multiple terminal brain tumors. I know how weak Ted must have been, but he mustered the energy to boom forth with his powerful voice and rally the troops.
It is so inspiring to see a person who really puts the love of country and party above his own needs. When Ted said it was a time for hope I had a lump in my throat and when he said he would be in the Senate on January first that lump grew into a mountain and my eyes got misty.
I know that the diagnosis of terminal cancer can consume your every waking thought and yet, here stood a man, so weak that he had to ride in a golf cart to the podium, to proclaim a message of hope.
Here's to you, Ted, and may your continue the courageous fight and be on the floor of the Senate next January to celebrate.