Wednesday, November 5, 2008

No Matter What

I am proud to be an American.

I am proud to be a citizen of a land that grants certain rights and privileges inherent to my citizenship.

I am proud of the fact that my citizenship allows me the honor and the choice of who to worship, where to live, and how to vote.

I am extraordinarily proud of the fact that my newest little citizen gets those same rights and privileges. Every day for the rest of her life. The alternative course of her life is unthinkable to me right now.

I am humbled by the right to raise this new little citizen and her other citizen siblings in a land of freedom.

I am humbled by the responsibility of raising our little corner of America's future in the manner that my husband and I deem appropriate.

I am confident that my first citizenship and its Kingdom carries far more weight and authority in the dealings of this world than my earthly citizenship.

I am proud to be in this season of my nation's history.

I am certain that God is sovereign and the rule of man, any man, is at His bidding and His hand.

I am honored to pray for our in-coming administration. And I will. No matter what.

For a great perspective
and a godly response to yesterday's election,
head over to my friend
at The Campbell Corner.
She said it beautifully!


TCC said...

Thank you for your comment. I so appreciate the statements you have made in this post. There is depth to each one.

I agree with you - NO MATTER WHAT.

Aus said...

So well said - I was really moved by your comments! And yeah - the alternative for our kids is just unthinkable, both for them and for us!


Heidi @ GGIP said...

Such a cute picture.

Kateri said...

I love that picture!!! Oh my gosh, Alayna is going to want to kiss all over those sweet little cheeks this weekend. (and so will her momma :) I just want to eat.her.up!!!
As always, you say it better than I can think it. Thanks for the post and God continue to bless America and it's newest little American citizens!

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Salzwedel Family said...

Beautiful (& rationale) post. God is our true leader and we must remember to pray for the eartly leaders of our nation.

Jonni said...

Hi hun,

Sorry it has been so long since I stopped in. Just finished all of the things I have been working on. I love this photo of sweet baby girl. I have never been prouder to be an American than I was the day Mr. Obama was elected President.

Now we just need to get that antiquated law of having to be born in the U.S. to run for President thrown out...Geez.


julie said...

Beautiful words, I completely agree.

Carol said...

Oh I love that photo!!

Shawnstribe said...

a beautiful postand what a VERY GORGEOUS lil amarican beauty