Wednesday, November 5, 2008

So, The People Have Spoken

We have a new president. We have change. Only time will reveal what that means exactly.

Being a conservative, my heart is very sad this morning. Not because my guy lost. He really wasn't my guy. He wasn't conservative enough for me. I am sad because conservatism lost. I am sad because I see my country changing into something I no longer recognize. I am sad because my children and grandchildren won't be able to live in the kind of country that I did. I am sad because unborn children are not valued. I am sad because seemingly the most important thing to people in this election were things that pertain to money. I am sad because our government will soon be deciding where my money can be used best. I don't know if I will be able to afford to give to the causes I currently give to if I also am forced to give to the causes the government says I have to give to. I am sad because for at least two years there is not going to be a balance of power. I am sad because it is almost impossible to have meaningful conversations with people who believe differently because both sides have become angry and bitter with each other.

But I will pray for our new president and the leadership in Congress. I will cheer them on when they do things I agree with. I will celebrate that we have risen above judging the color of skin. I will enjoy watching two adorable little girls take up residence in the White House. I will continue to keep trying to understand the liberal viewpoint and work hard at finding things we hold in common. I will pray harder than I ever have before that God's wisdom and will shall prevail across our land.

And I will never, ever quit fighting for the conservative issues that I hold dear to my heart.

4 comments:

Dawn said...

Very, very well said! I'm trying hard to get over my incredibly bad attitude about the new president and Congress. You have hit the nail right on the head!

Mishel said...

Amen!

gail@more than a song said...

Very well said Robin! I am a little sad too, about all what you said...and even though he wasn't quite conservative enough for me either I had hoped he could have won. I'm trying to remind myself as our pastor has been saying, God is still in control and our hope is not in our leaders. The new president will need our prayers!

Kathy S. said...

yes, yes! me too....

Thank you for sharing. I am still speechless.