Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
I posted this as a response on another blog to the question, “What are you feeling?” in response to the death of Osama Bin Laden. Here is my short response. It continues to sum up my feelings today.
What I’m feeling…
Hope and trepidation.
Hope that this will unite our country as bin Laden’s heinous actions did 10 years ago. Hope that this will continue to move us in the right direction in our fight against Al-Qaeda.
Trepidation because I fear the potential backlash but I also fear that America will decide our work there is done… when it is clearly not. Trepidation because there are more Al -Qaeda members out there who wish to do our country harm and we have a lot more work to do. We will continue to need the support of the American public.