Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Post Election Day

Posted by Mandy at 6:40 AM
And the winner is.... OBAMA!

Wow, history was made last night as the first African American was selected by the folks to be our next President. I watched the numbers roll in and his electoral votes go beyond 270 with a mixed feeling of excitement and disappointment.

Excitement because of how far our country has come. Excitement because this man might truly make some needed changes - especially in regards to environmental issues and hopefully he will reform health care in a positive way. Excitement because years from now I will be able to tell my children how I remember watching the first African American President, Barrack Obama, be elected into the position. It fits right into my brain with other major events that have happened in my, life like when the Twin Towers were taken down... you will always remember seeing it, where you were, and how you felt. Watching history unfold is an amazing experience!

Disappointment because he wasn't "my" guy. Disappointment because I'm unsure of what's about to happen to our Supreme Court. Fear over what will happen with several important issues to me like abortion, gay marriage, and gun control. What is to happen in the next four years? Is it "change we can believe in" or "change to fear"? I suppose only time will tell.

Clayton and I, both a little disappointed with the new President, but optimistic because we have to trust the majority of America, decided last night that we would simply pray. Praying for our upcoming President and the people he is about to elect as his "go-to-guys" is extremely important. Praying that he selects grounded judges and not extreme left-wing crazies, that he is able to help us with health care costs without making it government run, and that he is praying.

My main prayer is that he is a true Christian man that is not only praying in front of the cameras, but in his daily life. That he is close with Christ and is led by him. Having a President that really desires to do God's will... wow! What a great country we would be!

4 comments:

Jennifer on Wednesday, 05 November, 2008 said...

I'm praying for the best too Mandy! And he wasn't "My" guy either, but only time will tell I guess. I do have to say that I do have mixed opinions about the whole First "Black" President title...because really...he's equally white! And that's just the truth, so I'm sure that's an appropriate title. I think that would be a good debate for you to post by the way.

Lauren said...

Not excited- scared to death for our country. i am extreamly conservative and i think it's going to be a bumpy 4 yrs. maybe i should go to canada for 4 yrs :)

Jennifer on Thursday, 06 November, 2008 said...

I meant to say I'm NOT sure that's an appropriate title! Oops, I just realized my typo!! Sorry

Ana on Monday, 10 November, 2008 said...

Ditto to everything you said. I feel a mixture of joy and apprehension. Mixed blessing - I guess to word properly. However, regardless of who won, I feel our prayers would have been needed for the person elected. These are extremely difficult times even for the more experienced and probably better chosen candidate.

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