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Monday, June 8, 2009

I Did Something for Myself Without Knowing It

As much as I loved Hilary Clinton, I became an early adopter for Barack Obama as President. Honestly, I chose him initially because I thought he was an excellent candidate to be a positive role model for young black males. I had seen other black presidential candidates before, such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. However, I wasn't really that geeked about supporting them because deep in my heart I knew they were mostly for African American issues, and who can run a country like that. Yes, I am aware that most White Presidents have run the country with white concerns at the front of their brains, but that's a whole other debate that I won't get into. Let's just say, that I want a President that is fair and just, and Barack Obama is turning out to be that way, despite the criticism he gets from Americans who don't want that kind of thing.

Back to what I did for myself. I took my daughters out in the heat door-to-door in the fall registering new voters,reminding voters to vote early, plus informing convicts of their voting rights. I responded regularly on message boards and youtube videos to all unnecessary bull from whites, blacks, and others about Barack Obama and his wife. I posted on myspace and emailed important information to friends about the election and Obama. When folks got scary and weary I kept them going. I even worked the polls in an all white Republican Georgia precinct on election day.

I worked as tirelessly as any one woman could to get Obama into office. The main reason was because I saw Obama as a great husband, father, student, citizen, politician, opponent, teacher, leader, man, and American. I wanted young black males to have the gift of a successful black role model reaching the highest heights in America. I wanted little black boys not yet born to live in a world where they took having a well-qualified African American president for granted. I wanted them to say "I want to be President" and feel no barriers in the way. I got what I wanted!

The one thing I didn't know is that I was working on end for my own little BOY!

I am having a baby boy! He will receive in its fullness the dream I had for other little boys when I thought I would have no more children. It's incredible how you can work to give to others, but when it's all done you receive huge blessing yourself.



15 comments:

African-American Brides said...

Oh my goodness! I was just dropping in to see what's new - but wow! Congratulations!!!!

Erica
http://twitter.com/cosmicgirlndc

Anonymous said...

First I want to say Congratulations! However as a mother of a 10 year young black boy I want to say be ever vigilant, it is a heavy load completely different from your daughters as I have one of those as well. This world is treacherous for our young black boys.

j

Jennifer said...

How wonderful! I got a little misty because my son was so involved in listening and learning about the elections. It was awesome to see him so confident that Obama would win and not wondering if the world was ready. No idea about what many think about black men. He is still so proud, I can tell. He's blessed too to have great papas, an awesome daddy, and uncles too...so I just pray that he follows in those steps that are guiding him...

Anyhow, I got a little misty on this one. So sweet and health, many blessings, and gifts to you and your baby boy on the way (plus the fam too of course!).

Ms. Bar B: said...

Awww... hey there little fella!!

Sha Boogie said...

Yaay for little boys!!

That's what I'm having too ;)

Ms. Behaving said...

Excellent post and Congrats on the great news! :-)

Jewelry Rockstar said...

Thanks for all the well wishing. @ Jennifer I got more than a little misty when I realized what I had done for myself and my family.

fly tie said...

oh how i love the build-up to the main point!! *yaaaay*!!! :-D

resplendentlife said...

That is awesome!!!! Congrats on the baby boy!!! Yay!!!!!
What a great post, love it!!!

Marleaux said...

That story made my eyes water, but nowadays, what doesn’t... LOL

Congrats on your little boy.

I have my fingers crossed for a girl myself, but I’ll be happy either way…

Jane In The Jungle said...

Congrats on the boy!! Get ready....so different...I have 3.
Visiting from SITS.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Look at little man! And all of your work during the election helped make this nation a better place.

Stesha said...

Congratulations!

Thanks for reminding people that we need a President that will support the Human Race!

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Wifey said...

Yay! How wonderful! Congratulations and take care of our future president.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

TMCPhoto said...

congratulations! It just goes to show that what you put out into the universe comes back to you three fold.

I applaud your efforts to bring about a better word for others and for yourself.