Wednesday, November 12, 2008

While I watched the Election Results...

I've been trying to formulate my thoughts about this election and just haven't been able to do so in an articulate way.

However, I saw this on someone else's blog, and it is EXACTLY how I felt/feel.

I cried with joy and gratitude to see our country move beyond insane racial prejudice and recognize that all men are created equal.

I cried with sadness to see that our country has not yet moved beyond insane belief that all babies are not created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights-like the right to life.

I rejoiced that little black children FINALLY see someone who resembles them become President and know that it can happen for them as well.

I mourned that little children of all different colors will continue to be aborted, can never dream of being President, and that our future President, good man that he is, will not protect them.

I winced that a woman who raised a pioneering man did not live to see him make history.

I winced that a woman who raised a brave man did not get to see him elected.

I marveled that our country transfers power so easily and peacefully.

I marveled that ANYONE would want the job of President.

I admired a gracious concession speech by a true hero.

I admired a gracious acceptance speech by a man I admire for not making the race about race.

I vowed to pray for our future President's saftey, marriage, children, and legacy.

I vowed to teach my children to respect our leaders and to pray for them.

God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne...for the kings of the earth belong to God; he is greatly exalted. Psalm 47:8,9


Adan Dominguez said...

As the announcement was made a new president was elected I quickly began to think that my child will never know anything different but equality in our highest office. To be alive at a time when the ideals of a nation are aligning with the actions of its people is inspiring.

magevney said...

Very cool thoughts--I totally agree!

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the Pulleys said...

Brandy, I loved this and read it to friends & P in the rm. w/ me. I feel exactly the same way as well and this was well spoken by whomever you received it from. Thanks for posting...

davidcatherinewilson said...

That was great! I just realized that you weren't private today! I guess we both gave it the ol'college try for about a month. I hope that we both can stay that way!:)

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

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