Sunday, November 9, 2008

Let's Be One Nation Under God

I've heard so many people who are truly and utterly upset that McCain lost the election.  I don't mean disappointed, but I mean in anger and thoughts of fear that this country is going to hell in a handbag.  I can't imagine being that extreme.  I guess some might say it's passionate, I still say extreme.  I would have been a little let down if Obama had lost, but far from angry.  I figured whomever won, it was part of God's plan for us all....this world, this country.  I realize we all have free will, but do you think anyone other than God could compell us all to vote a certain way for any other reason.  I hope this election taught everyone something.  1.  Don't sit by idly and let things happen.  Get involved.  Know your reps and voice your opinion to them.  2.  Our votes count...all of them. 

I hope that we see some real changes.  Not just for today, but for tomorrow.  It would be nice to see some actual changes in the way politics are run and Washington functions.  That's a tall order though.

Anyways, here's a great link I found and enjoyed.  It's from people who voted on both sides and just want us to be one.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I guess this is it....a new President?

I guess, they've pretty much, officially, called it since McCain gave his concession speech.  I didn't expect it to be this early.  I expected an unexpected tight race.  Tighter than what they were thinking with the unofficial polls.  Judging by the people around us, I figured we'd be a minority voting the way we did, but that's okay.  I'm okay with my vote.  I read and educated myself.  I made the best decision I could and he is now our President-elect.  I know some family are probably not happy with me, but I am an adult and as long as I have tried to educate myself you can't fault someone for an opinion they've made based on their best educated judgement. 

I pray that those that did not vote for Senator Obama and were vehemently against him find their fears unfounded.  There is nothing wrong voting either way.  I never vote Republican OR Democrat.  But, now that we have a new President, he needs to be supported.   And I pray he truly earns that support as I hoped he would as I voted for him.  I pray that some barriers of racism fade some.  I pray my children do not have to deal with racism and that this important event in history changes that.  We're all scared of change, but sometimes that change can be some of the best unexpected things to occur  in our lives. 

I have to say that I'm happy to see our country slowly changing.  We are seeing interacial families, couples and now a biracial President.  I try my hardest to make sure my children never believe any person, trying to be a good person, is any less than anyone else.  They have too many times brought home questions about something said at school that I would have never anticipated coming.  You have to know some of these comments are not thought of by these children, but brought on by the people around them.  My children are not caucasian in the sense some people assume.  They are a great example of this country and the melting pot it was meant to be.  My children are Korean-American, and a mixture of German, Irish, Native-American, English and Spanish.  I love that about my children.  They are perfectly beautiful...all four.  And I would not have these perfectly beautiful children without this country being exactly as it is and going through the times it has encountered.  I love going somewhere and people are all so different.  I can't remember the teacher now, but when I was in elementary school, I remember a teacher telling us that it would be such a boring place if we all acted alike and looked alike.  And she was right.  You can see so many beautiful people walking down the street in just about any city in America.  They're not one race.  They're many.

I think a lot of great things can come out of this.  Either way that was possible.  I think people are very disenchanted with Washington as a whole and pray that the recent events and turns of the economy are enough for all in Washington to take the people supporting them serious and make things fair on all sides.  Make folks skirting the laws and policies (rich or poor) accountable for what they do.  And not reward people for bad decisions made without due diligence.  I pray God is watching out for our new President-elect and all of the folks in Washington.  I would have that prayer regardless of who got in.  Things need to change and I pray God guides them appropriately and they listen.

It's a new world now.  I hope it's a great one!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Must be doing something right

Yesterday, after nap, I asked Chelsi if she folded her blankie back up since she got out of bed on her own.  She said yes.  I asked her again and she said yes again.  I then said "Chelsi are you lying to me" which she said "yes".  :)  So I went in her room and asked her to fold it.  Not a big deal, we just want them to get used to doing little things the best they can.  They all have little chores after they turn 3.  This is hers. 

I left her room and went to my room to get ready to go somewhere.  She comes in and says "mommy, I'm sorry.  I lied to you in the living room and I folded my blanket now."  A couple of seconds later she was still apologizing for lying.  She was serious.  I thought for sure her dad had sent her in to do that, but he hadn't.  She knew she was wrong to lie.  At age 3...she knew she was wrong to lie.  What a great girl!