Wednesday, January 21, 2009

THE DAY AFTER

Good Morning Everyone.

Did you watch the Inauguration Ceremonies of President Obama?  I sat glued to the TV all day and into the night..I didn't want to miss a minute of all that history. I am a patriotic person. My dad instilled in us to love our country and our Flag. I get tears in my eyes when I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag or hear God Bless America.

As I watched I thought about growing up in a segregated United States. I can remember white only signs on EVERYTHING..my senior class was the first integrated one in our cities history.  I remember well the freedom marches, and the horrors endured by a race of people who just wanted to be free.

I thought about all the lives that have been lost fighting for  freedom and equality for everyone.  It made me very proud  to know that I am a citizen of a country that gives you the freedom to dream and to know that if you want something bad enough you can make your dream a reality.

That's what we saw yesterday as the first African American was sworn in as President of the United States of America.  I know there are some who are still prejudiced and can't accept a black man as our President, to them I would say look past the color and only see the MAN, who I believe, can bring about the changes we so need in our country.  

I hope we will all join together in our prayers for our President and for our Country, for our congressmen and women and our senators and law makers...May they all work together for one common good for all Americans, and that God will truly Bless America.

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Just a page I made to celebrate new beginnings.

Don't forget my Inauguration Week Sale

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My new word art set Humor Fest is on sale for 30 % off.

KimB's new kit Hearty Tarty is on sale also and its a beautiful kit you all need for your Valentine Layouts.

Kim also has two new CU kits in the store today

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CU kit 1 Made with love and

CU kit 2 Made with love2 both of these are on sale for 25% off the first week.

Have to show you this beautiful page made by Renee

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Renee this is truly awesome..she used my Tiny Love Notes word art. On sale now for 30% off.

And yes, I did get you a freebie made for today..since I was in such a patriotic mood yesterday I made these for you.

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I hope you like and can find a use for them on your pages.


http://www.4shared.com/file/81741506/9bf904b7/LR_Let_Freedom_Ring.html

I better go now I hear my sweet Kaylen talking to herself..I love to watch her when she is waking up and when she finally sees me ,that big beautiful smile I get from her.  Hope you all have a great day, don't forget to smile at someone today, you don't know how it may change their life..keep looking up and big much love Jazzy

11 comments:

Melanie said...

Oh, Yay! Thanks for the freebie, Jazz! I have an entire room of my house done in RED, WHITE and BLUE! My computer room actually! So these are really gonna come in handy!

xashee's corner said...

i watched all day into the night too! Even taped alot of it for DH & DS who had to work! didn't want them to miss history being made!! This President has somehow brought back pride and hope for this country, for ALOT of people, not just in this country but for the world. He not only enters his Presidency with all the issues he is faced with but is taking on the task of REMAKING America!!
The layouts are FABULOUS! And so are the sales!!!
Thank you sooooooooo very much for sharing your AWESOME wordart, Jazzy!!! big HUGS! Hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day! :D

Crops said...

Perfect Word Art!!!Looks like I will have to do some more patriotic layouts....lol Thank so much!!!! And I love your layout!!!
I kinda wish someone did all this scrapbooking for me so I could see how history was seen in others eyes...KWIM...LOL But at least someone will get to see ours, many, many years from now!

xoxoxo

Vana63 said...

I was glued to the TV all day too, here's to hoping and praying he can get us to where we all need to be! I for feel God didnt hand out brains based on skin color :-)

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 21 Jan [LA 09:00pm] - 22 Jan [NY 12:00am, UK 05:00am, OZ 04:00pm] ).

TragedyScrapinAnne said...

Many many thanks for the wonderful WA!!! I also made a LO for my family scrapbook for this year, it's posted on my blog :)~ I will be making one more this weekend, so these will come in handy!!

Happy Scrapin' Kat

Simone said...

Jazzy I just wanted you to know that I feel the same way, and every word that you wrote resonated in my heart. A naturalised Citizen born in Trinidad WI of mixed parentage, I grew up in NY, an am also very emotional about these things. I amm so very Happy & proud to have been a part of this historical event. I voted for him, he was my second choice after Hilary, he won me over, like he has done the rest of the world, mainly because of what he STANDS for, and for bring us HOPE. Thanks for the awesome quotes, and I snagged the great page also.
Blessings
Simsage

Michelle from MD, USA said...

TFS

Louise said...

I truly want to thank you for your words. As a 60 year old black woman, I lived your words. As an American I am proud that we are finally judging people by their worth and also for people like you.
Thank you for the freebie as well.

Anonymous said...

I've seen a lot of change here in the USA in my 52 years as well, and a lot of it for the betterment of all.
Not too many places in the world where you can vote your conscious and not be threatened with imprisonment or death. Not too many places in the world allow its citizens to voice their opinions openly.
I AM proud to live in THIS country with so many freedoms that other countries don't have.
Two thumbs up to President Obama!!
Thank You for sharing your feelings
and this AWESOME word art!!

thescrappywife said...

Wonderful! Thank you!