(The Obama family in sculpture-this was a gift from my great-aunt a few years ago. It's a bit of a conversation piece.)
Four years ago I celebrated Obama's election with a great group of friends, all of us wearing blue at a classmate's apartment in New Haven. In Fall 2008, I had an exciting four years ahead of me: finishing grad school, getting married, moving to a new city, buying a house, giving birth to my first child. Last night it was just me and Taison, and I went to bed without even hearing Obama's acceptance speech. Even though these days are hard, I'm sure there are plenty of great things to come in the next four years.