At 12:00 today, some of my coworkers and I gathered in the conference room and tuned in to the inauguration video broadcast live on nytimes.com.
We watched Obama’s inauguration speech in silence, and, despite the numerous challenges facing our country and this administration, for the first time in 8 years, I felt hope. I thought to the baby, “You’ve picked a good time to come into the world.”
I hope we are entering a time of positive change for our country and our world. I hope that I will be part of it.
Welcome to the White House, President Obama.
View the speech here: