Tuesday, January 20, 2009

On Earth As It Is in Heaven

I watched the Inauguration with my kids today, as planned. It was a really special day. A surprising number of kids were absent today; we usually have excellent attendance, even when the weather is bad or something is going on, but I'm sure a lot of kids were watching the Inauguration with their families. I can't complain about that, though. Many of the kids who were in attendance wore Obama buttons and t-shirts, which was cute.

Rather than burden you all with every infinitesimal detail of my adorable children's watching the Inauguration, I will share my favorite part. When Reverend Warren closed his invocation with the Lord's Prayer, one of my students, D, laid her head on the shoulder of the girl next to her, N. Now, D is Christian and N is Muslim. D recited the Lord's Prayer along with Rev. Warren and, when he said, "Amen," D yelled, "Amen!" And D and N hugged.

Tell me that isn't the sweetest thing you've heard in a long time.

President Obama! It's real! You can say it now!