Well, America has chosen a new president. Not my choice, I must admit. But it's done, and now as my DH has said we need to be respectful of our new president and most definitely need to pray for him. I thought McCain gave a stand-up speech last night and I most earnestly hope we see more of Sarah Palin in the future.
Personally, my consolation of having Obama as our new president is that he is coming into very hard times and I don't think he is up to the challenge of helping our country out of it. Then his supporters will see his inexperience shining through and wish we had made a different choice. I also hope that the Republican party will actually return to it's root values. Maybe this will shake up Washington politicians enough to see that Americans want a real Republican party, a CONSERVATIVE Republican party, and our leaders will start acting that way. We can only hope...
On the up-side, the state elections came out pretty well! Most of the propositions went the way we wanted, and even in California their Prop. 8 is passing!!! I am shocked in a good way for that one. I wonder what gay couples that are already married will end up doing? Will they recognize the marriages that have already taken place, or call them null and void? Hmmmmm...
Well, President Packer told us in our Regional Conference this last weekend that "drastic change" was coming and we'd better be doing all the things to prepare that we've been counseled to do. And more importantly, he told us not to fear. Not to let our children or teenagers fear. That we can still have happy families as long as we are doing the best we can and are prepared. Not fearing may be my challenge; I need to work on my faith and I have commited to myself to improve on my personal prayers and scripture reading. And to make sure that our family doesn't miss our morning devotionals with prayer and scriptures. Also, my goal is to attend the Temple more often on my own and with my hubby.
And when all is said and done, I'm so grateful to live in this country where we are able to elect leaders without bloodshed or tyranny trying to take over. (which is one reason for the war we are in, besides to squelch terrorism and protect OUR own country, we are trying to help Iraq set up a more diplomatic/democratic government as well. That's my view of it, in case anyone was wondering. :)
So, there we have it. President Obama is taking charge in a couple of months, our Congress AND House of Representatives are both majority Democrat, and we just have to hope and pray that no Republican Supreme Court judges retire during the next four years or we are truly sunk.
Wait, let me try to be more optimistic.
My family is going to pray like crazy for our new leaders and try to do the best we can to follow the counsel of our church leaders and let me just say, I thank God that we have a true and living Prophet guiding our church today. I would feel so lost without the counsel coming to us from Heavenly Father through our Prophet. I know that President Monson is a prophet of God and that he speaks the will of the Lord to us today. We are blessed to have the scriptures and counsel of past prophets, yes. Definitely. BUT, even more blessed are we to have continuing revelation and be able to hear specific counsel for us at this time in our lives. I love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I feel the truth of it with my whole soul, and if anyone reading this wants to know more about it, feel free to ask me any questions or visit www.Mormon.org.
That's it for now. :) I'm sure I'll have more to say on the subject later.