I find myself at a loss of words after this monumental week.
Katharine was beyond excited to stay up to watch Hillary Clinton accept the presidential nomination. As was I. I found myself moved almost to tears by Chelsea’s introduction (however not comfortable Chelsea looked), by Hilary’s deliberate recognition of the power of the moment, by her humble acknowledgement of both her strengths (work horse) and her weaknesses (show horse), but most notably by Katharine’s excitement about the evening.
For her it was just about the experience, about learning and understanding how this election thing works, about being able to stay up late, about seeing daughter introduce her mother for something exciting, and about the fascination with the role of our President. And, it was of course cool that it was a girl. She asked me if I was ever going to have her introduce me for something like that. She wondered if the whole world was like America.
For me it was about making history, about hard work, about perseverance, about striving for something despite all odds, and about creating opportunity for all of the little girls that were watching. And, it was of course because it was a girl. I had hoped for this day for a long time. It made me proud of America.
I know that my politics haven’t always lined up with Hillary, and I am certain that I don’t agree with everything that she is advocating for, but #ImWithHer because of the lesson that she can teach America and the world. She is showing us that hard work, perseverance, dedication to a cause, and belief in equality can change the world. She is helping all of the little girls see what they can be.