It was August when Sen. Ted Kennedy bravely took the stage at the Democratic convention. It wasn’t at all certain he would be well enough to speak that day. He was battling kidney stones on top of the debilitating treatment for a cancerous brain tumor. He came from the hospital to deliver the speech, and when he electrified the crowd from that stage he promised it wouldn’t be his last, he promised that he would make it to today to see the inauguration of Barack Obama.
He said, "I pledge to you — I pledge to you that I will be there next January on the floor of the United States Senate when we begin the great test."
Well, he was there today to see the inauguration. He did make it. And now an entire nation is praying that he keeps on making it for some time to come.