I managed to refrain from crying last night, mainly because I was hosting a small party and had much on my mind as the wee hours of the morning ticked away. Plus I just don't cry in front of people.
But today, as I watched President Bush stroll into the Rose Garden and make a statement on the outcome of the election, I totally broke down in sobs when he referred to "President-elect Obama".
And then I broke down again when he talked about the Obamas walking into the White House and making history. It was a gracious statement, delivered eloquently.
I was glad I was alone, because I lost it.
"All Americans can be proud of the history that was made yesterday," he said. "They showed a watching world the vitality of America's democracy, and the strides they've made toward a more perfect union."
"President-elect Obama." Every time I hear that I just want to hug myself. It's really true, isn't it?