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.