Obama’s election is the dream come true

    Have you ever felt like all of a sudden you finally understand life, you finally understand your place and how you can influence it?

    When Barack Obama was announced as president-elect of the United States Tuesday night, I felt that sense of purpose.

    Barack has created an identity that if you have principles and you stand by them, regardless of how others perceive your actions, you can achieve your dreams.

    I awoke this morning with a renewed since of purpose of what I can offer to my community, to my child and to future generations.

    My actions today can shape a remarkable existence for the future. I never thought in my lifetime I would witness an African-American president.

    I took pictures of my parents waiting in line to cast their vote as they stood in line for 2.5 hours telling stories of the racial injustice they witnessed in there youth but now had the opportunity to cast a vote for a person of color.

    We wept together as we realized that my 5-year-old daughter will not ever feel as if a position of power is beyond her reach.

    We all have a purpose in life great or small – it is the principle in our mind, the desire in our heart and the hope in our souls that makes dreams achievable, and Barack has created a destiny that will change lives forever.


    Catrina Crane is the special projects coordinator at Menomonee Valley Partners in Milwaukee.

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