Tuesday, January 20, 2009

God Bless America

As I was going about my day-to-day activities this morning, I had the Presidential Inauguration on in the background. I paused numerous times to listen and take in what was happening.

I did not vote for Barak Obama, but after today I have a very different opinion about him. He is now our President and with that comes immense responsibility. He is the leader of our country and I respect and support him in his new role. We may not see eye-to-eye on many issues, but I have to trust he will make the best decisions for the benefit of our nation.

I was impressed at how many times God was mentioned in today's events. I caught myself closing my eyes and listening to each prayer that was said, and saying "amen" at the conclusion. I sincerely believe that God's hand was in the founding of this country. As long as we remember Him, our country will be blessed.

Today was a very historical event, in many respects, and I am grateful to have been able to watch. We live in a marvelous country with so many opportunities available to all of us. After watching President Obama's inauguration, I am even more proud to be an American.

God Bless America!


ashlin said...

I agree, I did feel a sense of renewal and optimism yesterday and I couldn't help but be proud of our country.
Although that last prayer was super lame at the end. "red man can get ahead man" "brown can stick around"?

Carrie said...

so, it looks like we are coming to CA on the 7th (sat), just for a short visit. i'll only be there til the 11th, but brad and the boys will stay until the 14th. maybe we'll see you guys? i know it's a short window. we'll see how it works.