Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Post Election Thoughts

I wrote a vacation post last night, and published it, while I wasn't watching the returns - I was too nervous to do so, and for good reason. (I am putting it in suspension for today). I went to bed with a heavy heart, because I learned the news even though I wanted to delay it until morning.

As others have written, even though there are many things I do not like about the promises and policies of this new president, the most significant is his apparent disregard for the sanctity of human life. He plans to undo every bit of progress that has been made in the last 8 years in this regard - and do it as his FIRST order of business. I have no doubt that this is a promise he will keep. I have many other things I could say, but will refrain. But as I watched and listened to the video Tammy posted, I thought of those little twins and how they were "doomed" before they were born because of potential horrendous problems, Katie with chromosomal abnormalities and Emma because she was so incredibly tiny. How Kristen was asked over and over if she wanted to terminate the pregnancy. How you all rallied around and prayed. How much we would have lost if she had bowed to the pressure to eliminate two someones who MIGHT not be perfect. She has written a wonderful piece - please go over and read it and weep with joy and sadness. She's here, if you are one of her subscibers.


I just hope that Obama and Michelle don't face the decision someday of saving or killing a grandchild who was conceived in a way they didn't approve, or might not be perfect. I pray that he sees the light, and soon.






9 comments:

Amy said...

I, too, am so very sad this morning. I worry about how much destruction he is going to cause. People were too happy to hear his words and empty promises to look behind the words and see if any of what he promised was even possible. It's a sad day here.

nancygrayce said...

I believe our job now is to pray and beg God's mercy on our nation! I didn't find out until this morning as I didn't want to ruin my anniversary! Maybe this will bring the body of Christ together as we haven't been in a long while!

PEA said...

Somehow it didn't surprise me to learn the news this morning that Obama was the President elect. I know that many Americans have heavy hearts this morning but since the decision can't be changed, we must all pray that he makes the right choices for the people and not for his own agenda. I remember well what Kristen went through with this pregnancy and those babies are a perfect example of how never to give up hope and never to choose the easy way out. xoxo

Robin in New Jersey said...

They are beautiful. Reminds of a friend I had years ago. She was told her son was deformed and she should abort. She refused. He was born 5 months later, perfectly normal,nothing wrong. Makes me wonder how many people are told something is wrong and they abort for no reason at all.

I read your daughter's blog while she was pregnant with the twins and I remember the fight she put up for those two precious babies.

Now we must pray for our new president. I think alot of people are going to be expecting an awful lot from him.

Robin said...

My heart is heavy today too. May God help us all.
Your sweet twins are a perfect example of truth in this world of evil and lies.

Tammy said...

Dawn...we are kindred spirits in this. I literally was sobbing last night...more for what our country had just done than anything else.

I really believe that if there is any positive to come out of this, it is that we as believers in Christ- and who believe in the sanctity of life- to be more diligent in praying for our nation like never before. I know I have been lacking in this, and it's a wake up call to me!
And perhaps many of us will be more active in groups such as Right to Life, ect...
But I really am concerned that God will take His blessing off of our country because of the leader we have demanded...and so I am going to be praying for His love and mercy to prevail.

Praying with you...
Hugs,
Tammy
(P.S...I would like to be invited to Kristen's blog if she says it's OK...)

Christa said...

I couldn't agree more. I too had a heavy heart last night and didn't watch the returns, my husband did so I heard and was very sad. I feel dark times are ahead of us. This person who is to be out next president reminds me of the makings of the antichrist. I Don't believe he is but he has the charm of a snake charmer.

Nancy said...

I continue to pray with YOU!

Kathleen Marie said...

We do need to pray for our Pres Elect, our nation and all the unborn babies...Hugs!