Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Honesty


I was trying to decide what to blog about today, and am going with a totally honest blog. It scares me anytime I truly put my feelings out for all to see - I have deep seeded fears of rejection and abandonment. That is why I often keep things inside if I feel strongly about something. I feels like a part of me, and therefore if my idea is rejected, then I feel rejected.


Today, I feel I need to risk it. I did not vote for Obama. I did not like McCain much either, but did like his Tax plan and his Iraq stance more. I had a good friend that actually interned with George W for a few years back in Texas. I heard good stories about him all the time. Even though I do not agree with all he did while in office, I do think he is a genuine good guy. He treated the people that worked with him with utmost respect and was very kind. I think it is sad that he leaves office taking all the blame in people's eyes. I am not sure why in America, we do not allow congress to take the blame for their part. The president can not put anything into place that does not pass Congress, yet he is 100% blamed.


I watched Obama yesterday and cried many times through out. I very much enjoyed watching this moment in our American history. Just as I get sick of hearing Bush constantly bashed, I am even more upset with the people that are still bashing Obama. I honestly can NOT even believe that people are still sending all those half false emails about Obama being a terrorist, etc... It is ridiculous. Now, is the time to stop being petty and come together as a nation - no matter what side you consider yourself on. This division in our country has gone on long enough. We must decide we have more to gain by stopping the hate - both sides - and joining together. The sad thing is that deep down we all want the same things - we just have different ideas of how to get there. I will tell you the truth, I think Obama might just be the exact man to get it done!


I may not have voted for Obama - but I am supporting him 100% at this point. He is not just the President, he is now MY president. I hope he goes in there and blows people's socks off. I hope he begins to make change for our country, because God knows we need it. Change that will help our children and their children. I hope he is able to change how the world views us, because it is actually embarrassing.


I may not have voted for Obama last November, but I stand here today, January of 2009 proud to have seen him sworn in. I will be praying for him and his precious family.


As a believer in Jesus Christ I do not put my faith in Obama, or Bush or any other human. I know who is taking care of me, and it is not the government. I have total faith in my God and He has total control - Lord knows I prayed enough times during the election for God's will to be done. I trust it was.

9 comments:

Shellmo said...

I will be with you praying for Obama and that our country will be guided in the right direction. There is no where to go but up!

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

I could not agree w/ you more...

and yeah.. we do take a huge risk by being honest, huh...

my family thinks I should tone it down a bit...

so I am going to be more careful..

Yesterday was very exciting though.. and I do pray for Obama to have the wisdome to do the right thing...

AND PROTECT US...

I am not happy that the first thing he did was to make tax payers pay for abortions though..

citizen of the world said...

As you know, I did vote for Obama and I do feel like Bush was a malignancy in this country. But I know many people who I love who did not. We are all kin, and we are all in this together. I'm ready for us to move forward to a brighter future.

reliv4life said...

Shelley - Amen to that!

Terri - I am very relieved you were not offended - Obama, or any man for that matter, may not protect us, but we have our God for that!

Citizen - YES - to a better future for us all. You know I think very highly of you and love that we are very different, but I enjoy you very much!! Maybe we are a good example of what needs to happen in a large scale in our nation! We don't have to agree about everything to get along.

citizen of the world said...

This is one time I don't mind being an example!

reliv4life said...

Citizen - I am glad!

Dawn said...

i love that you felt you could be honest and really say what was in your heart... especially because i think you spoke what was in my heart as well. i bubbled in my vote on election day... and then prayed for the country, and asked God to do the rest. i am so tired of people bashing President Bush. do they forget how he held us up on september 11th? and what a hard job he had to do? at some point along the way i heard something that really struck me as the truth... that it is no wonder other nations hate America, when it seems that Americans hate America,too. well, not me... i love America, and watched the inauguration with patriotism in my heart and tears in my eyes. anyway, i think you are a brave brave girl. thank you!

reliv4life said...

thanks, Dawn - I don't know if anyone has ever called me brave before!! It is scary to put yourself out there sometimes! thanks for the confirmation!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Michele---For your info, George and I didn't vote for Obama either. We liked George W. Bush--even though there were mistakes. I think history will prove that he was a good President. He followed his conscience --and never wavered. Most politicians won't do that. I cried off and on all day on Inauguration Day. BUT--Obama is now our President --and we will support him. You are so brave to stand up and give your feelings --since so many hate Bush right now and treat Obama like a Rock Star. George and I haven't said anything --although I don't even answer someone's blog when they talk about Obama.

Hugs,
Betsy