It’s finally over. The pharmaceutical commercials are back, my mailbox is only filled with the regular junk mail and the yard signs are starting to come down.
It’s been quite a year. Last night was also quite a night. Weather you were crying tears of joy or tears of despair it’s a night we will all remember.
We watched the results with our good friends the Updykes. We ate cake, knitted baby things and played with Jude as the numbers came in. It was a fun evening with friends, friends who voted completely different from us. We voted Obama, they voted McCain. We laughed alot and even discussed a few important issues.
Despite our differing political views we hold many things in common. We have similar ethical convictions, spiritual beliefs and values. Where we differ is how to change/uphold certain issues within our government. The evening there weren’t any heated conversations or slanderous comments against candidates. We treated each other with respect.
We had to leave right before they announced Obama as the next president (Jude was sleepy, I was sleepy). But we did watch the speeches before we went to bed. McCain’s concessions speech was graceful and humble, I could see his disappointment yet I still think he will be supportive and respectful of Obama as the next US President. Obama’s speech was inspiring. I believe he is a man that loves this country and truly does want positive change.
I am praying that everyone can put aside their differing political views and truly becoming the UNITED STATES. I pray that we can learn to be respectful of each other and to be supportive and respectful of our new president.
I think that our election evening with the Updykes is a beautiful picture of what it is to be American.
“Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.” (Rom 13:1,2)