Today is the first anniversary of the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States. November 4, 2008 was the greatest day I can remeber, from a non-personal perspective. But hindsight tells me it was VERY personal. I can now feel confident my daughter, step-son, and granddaughters will be living in an America in which they will have a great chance to live the life they want to lead and how they want to live it. They will be the beneficiaries of great advancements in health care reform and civil rights across the board. They will benefit from economic policies that will benefit all Americans, just not the haves and have mores. We can thank ourselves for this, and of course the President. And all of us must keep vigilant and working hard, so the nightmare of GOP dominance of OUR government never returns.