I have been "lovingly obsessed" with you since 1993. With every passing day since you were our First Lady, I patiently waited for you to be my president. I was devastated in 2008 when you did not win the presidency, but I knew you would not give up. I was able to smile again as you became our Secretary of State. Thanks Obama! I was delighted when you announced your second run for the highest office in our nation. I dusted off my "Hillary for President" sign and hit the ground running! Never would I think that a vulgar, despicable, delusional, incompetent, foolish, foul-mouthed buffoon would throw his mopped-head into the ring for the 2016 presidential race. I, of course, focused on your campaign with every word you spoke, every hug you gave, every person you championed, and every primary you won. On November 8, 2016, I purchased pink champagne and I decorated our democratic house. I am so ready for my dream to come true. It is late at night, I am watching CNN, and I am on the phone with my friend. She states, "She doesn't have enough electoral votes to win". My body goes limp and numb, I felt my heart break into tiny pieces, I can't speak, I can only cry. I so desperately wanted a "mom" in the Oval Office. I see your speech the next day. As brave and gracious as you were, I will never accept that as my president. I don't remember the days following the nightmare, but I was concerned about you. It takes weeks for me to stop crying. I cannot imagine how you are feeling. I am unable to comprehend what the future will be like. I wake up every morning praying that we didn't go to war during the night and hoping each day will be his last in office.
In your honor, I witnessed millions marching all around the world on January 21, 2017, Stronger Together! I am hearing about more women running for political office. My family and I, including my 21-year-old daughter, will take part in the March for Science in NYC on Earth Day 2017. She plans to wear her "Nevertheless She Persisted" shirt. We will also be at the March on Washington on April 29, 2017 and she will don her "Future is Female" shirt. Proudly, knitted pink hats will also be a part of our wardrobe!
There are not enough words for me to express my sincere gratitude for all you have done for our country. You have exhibited grace, warmth, brilliance, commitment, tenacity, and an unwavering determination to do what is right. You are an inspiration to the world. You are a guiding force of beauty, radiance, kindness....and, of course, I love your gorgeous hairstyles!
Much love and respect,