Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Dream Comes True

I do not agree with Obama's politics. I do not agree with abortion and I do not agree that any government should have authority to spread any wealth to anyone who didn't earn it. I do not agree with nationalized healthcare. I do not agree with gay marriage. I do worry that Avery may now grow up in a world where gay marriage is the norm. I worry that she will not have enough motivation to go to college and become something magnificently wonderful if we live in a socialist society and all make the same amount of money - why go to school for 10 years and become a brain surgeon or find a cure for cancer and work 24/7 if the government takes half of your money and gives it to someone who didn't? That said, I agree that it was time. It has been time. We do need a change. Everyone should feel equal. Not entitled, just equal. I am happy that everyone can now tell their children that they too can become President and point to an example. If this example were Condoleeza Rice I'd be much happier...but it is what it is. I will respect my President because it is the right thing to do. I will pray for him. And I am happy that the dream for so many finally came true. It is history. Forever it will be remembered. So politics aside, congrats Obama and Obama supporters. We do live in the best nation on earth. A nation where anyone can become the leader. Rich, poor; black, white. There is one example I cannot give you: a woman. I hope one day, maybe in 2012, I can point to Avery's example and tell her that she too, can become the President of the United States.

7 comments:

The Griffin Gang said...

Casey-
I found your blog back when you were on babycrowd, and little Avery was in the NICU. I have followed your story and want you to know that your story inspires me! I think you have such strong moral conviction and a healthy attitude. I just wanted you to know that I enjoy hearing updates on Avery and compare her to my little boy alot. He is 7 months old, so based off adjusted age they are pretty close together as far as milestones go. Thanks for sharing your story!

Jessica

mallory said...

VERY well spoken Cas!!! I could not agree more. I voted McCain of course, but had he been black I would've voted the same regardless. It was never a color issue for me. As much as I wanted to vote for "Colin Powell" or "Condoleezza Rice", it just didn't happen. I prayed every single day in the days leading to the election that God's will be done, whether I liked it or not :) So Obama's victory was bittersweet for me because I loved McCain and everything he stands for, but I also believe that America needed a change. I just couldn't find the words to express this as eloquently as you have in this blog...i might paste it and post on my page if you don't mind(giving YOU complete credit for writing it of course!) because it expresses what I think a lot of Christians are feeling today.

Cristi said...

Well that brought a tear to my eye. I am so proud of my little girl. I pray this thought process spreads across america, especially the south. Love you. Mom

The Griffin Gang said...

The carseat is an Evenflo Triumph Advance. I got it at Target, here is the link http://www.target.com/dp/B0018QS00M/ref=sc_qi_detailbutton?ie=UTF8&pf_rd_r=0Z9B5ENZT6725A14DDNG&pf_rd_p=445877401&pf_rd_i=B0018QS00M&pf_rd_s=bottom-5&pf_rd_m=A1VC38T7YXB528&pf_rd_t=5101. They also have the same carseat, but in different colors, at Babies R Us. I'm not sure if there are other places you can get them or not? I will say I LOVE his carseat. I was so worried about taking him out of his infant carrier, but we had to because he was too long for it. This carseat is WONDERFUL! It has extra inserts for infants, that are removeable once he is a little older.

{Louisiana.Bride} said...

Very well said! I totally agree with you. If everything goes socialist then what have I been in college for all this time when I could have just sat at home soaking up everyone else's money. All we can do is pray that nothing really goes through with these policies.

I looked at the Tummy Yummy place in WM and they are a bit expensive but so so good! I'm kinda hoping I can make some pretty cookies myself cause that would save a ton of money. I hope you don't mind I got a ton of ideas for my wedding from your wedding. I actually still have your fan at my mom's house. Thanks so much for reading my little blog it means a lot!

Mrs. Penny said...

Great post, Casey!
I've had all of those same thoughts and emotions. You just express them better. :)
Being a teacher I totally agree with what you said about Obama being an example for black kids that they can be ANYTHING they want to be. In this depressed area, when I taught in public school, I saw so many kids despondent and discouraged. One even told me he couldn't wait to get old enough to drop out of school. He was only in second grade! It broke my heart. :(
I also hope this election will encourage Christians to follow Jesus' command to respect and pray for all who have authority over us.
I, too, would like to see a female president or vp...... as long as she's the right one!! Maybe we can find a real Proverbs 31 woman out there! You want to run?
Love ya
PS Love the video-- I'm a HUGE admirer of MLK,Jr!!!!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i agree. heaven help us all!


smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo