Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Our 44th President of the United States

I didn't think that I would go "political" on my blog this morning, but since my blog is a journal of sorts, I thought it would be important for my children to look back at my thoughts on this history making election.

Barack Obama won the election last night to become our 44th president elect of the United States.

To my children:

This election has been something to behold. We had so much time to make the decision on who we wanted to vote for to be the next President - it was not a matter that I took lightly. I read everything I could about ALL the candidates.

I made the decision to NOT vote for Obama for a number of reasons. I do not believe he has the best intentions for our Nation.

However: The majority has spoken, and that is how the voting process works.

The President of the United States of America holds the highest office. Whoever is in office deserves our support. We may not like all the decisions that are made, but our family will respect the office of President. We will pray for our President, his Vice President, and ALL those men and women who are running our country.

I feel that there are different times ahead. There is quite a bit of uncertainty. But something I've learned over the last few months: Faith and Fear cannot co-exist. Our FAITH is stronger than what it is we need to fear. We will stick together as a family - we will be happy - we will be prepared - we will be loving, giving, kind and charitable. We will cling not only to our Faith, but to the words of our Constitution - for those words were written by Men who sought inspiration from God. We live in a blessed nation.

If we remember this, all will be well.

I love our Country! I'm grateful for the opportunity to make my voice heard through voting. Not only is it a privilege, but it is our duty to cast our vote for those men and women who we feel will do the best for our State and our Nation.

It's okay that my candidate didn't win. It's not always about winning. Your future is bright because of what our family believes - because of who we are! Never turn your back on your Faith - it's what will see us through!

Love you kiddos!

Mom

3 comments:

tren said...

What a lovely post. I thought about the faith vs. fear thing last night, too. My favorite scripture is D&C 6:36 "Look unto me in every thought. Doubt not, fear not." I take comfort in that.

QueenMeadow said...

Very well put, thank you :)

Tiburon said...

excellent thoughts :)