Monday, January 19, 2009

One Nation Under God

On the eve of our country's most hyped up inauguration, I have some thoughts to share. I decided to write them in a letter to our new president.

Barack Obama

Dear Mr. President,

First of all, I did not vote for you. I have my reasons, but there is no point in bringing them up now. It was nothing personal, I just don't agree with some of your policies and I don't feel like you represent my conservative views.

Here's the thing, I think you are a good man. You have clearly risen above the challenges that life has brought you. It seems like you really do love and respect your wife and that your children are a priority. I hope that your family values will stay strong and that your high morals will be an example to our country and to the world. (Unlike some of our past leaders) So far I have been, for the most part, impressed with those you have appointed to your administration. I really do feel like you are willing to go across party lines and unite our government. Most of all I appreciate your deep desire, and commitment, to fix our country and put us on a path of financial stability and personal responsibility.

So even though you did not win my vote, you have won my support. And although I am still unsure about your qualifications for this humongous job you have taken on, I find comfort in the fact that God has dedicated our country for his special purposes... He is ultimately in charge. You seem like a God fearing man, and I hope your decisions will be based on sought out, inspired guidance and not the persuasions of power seeking men.

So tonight my family will remember you in their prayers. My daughters have been praying for you since the night you won the election. May you stay true to the morals and values that this country was founded upon. May you hold dear and value the trust that has been put upon you. May you and your family be blessed with safety as you travel the world on our country's behalf. And may you always be deserving of the respect that I will teach my children to have for you.

God bless you and God bless America.


Jessica A.


Ilene said...

Well-written. I feel the same way. I almost feel bad for Obama, though. All this hype has gotten out of hand. What will happen when he fails to turn water into wine within the first month or so of his presidency?

Jen Murphy said...

Nice letter! All of this hype is amazingly out-of-control! It is very momentous, but common on! It will be interesting to see what his socialist ideas do for the country...I hope it doesn't create 50% taxes like in Europe!

Hey, I need to have you talk to my friend, if you want, who has adopted inter-racially (correct term?)Let me know and I'll hook you up!

Love the hair pics...what a walk down memory lane;)

Melissa-Mc said...

Very well put. Let's hope for the best.

Jean McKendrick said...

I share the same feelings. We too are praying for his success and inspiration in leading our country.

Lindsey said...

Your summary of the bachelor (sorry obama, more important things to talk about) was SPOT ON! Stephanie is TOTALLY the creepy old lady (with an extreme eyebrown lift that needs to come down a bit) and Natalie's ride home was awesome. She obviously DOES think VERY highly of herself.. Aww, to watch it with you would have been such sweet happiness! ;)

Natalie said...

calibosmom said...

Just go ahead and sign my name to that. Thanks!

Jessica said...

You stole my post (except you wrote it way better). I woke up this morning with a lot of hope. I'm feeling good about this guy!

Lauren in GA said...

That was fantastic, Jessica. I echo all of your sentiments. ☺

just the five of us said...

I really like your letter. I have seen on another post something similiar. I didn't vote for Obama either, and I have hope, but still am a little nervous.

Anyways...My brother in law is believing in the Mayan calandar that the world will end in 2012.