Wednesday, November 5, 2008

{licking the wounds}


As of last night, the next president of the United States of America is Barrack Obama. Not really what I was hoping for but good grief, how awesome was John McCain in his concession speech? My stomach was in knots for him as I realized the enormity of his responsibility. Not only was he surely devastated, but thousands of his supporters were as well. What could he possibly say to help them make sense of this and to keep them united in the cause that is our country. The country that he loves and that he has served so selflessly. I was dumbfounded as he spoke so eloquently and sincere. What a testament to the man that he is. While I am still feeling some disappointment in the outcome of the race, I realize there is no reason. It is what it is. And now I will go and do the only things I can do. Today I begin praying for the future leader of America and doing my best to make MY impact on this great country.

God Bless the USA!
And since this is a patriotic post...stop by THIS BLOG to see how you can give back in a small way to some of our soldiers. This was set up by the wife of a soldier who will be making his second tour to Iraq early next year. Pretty awesome!

10 comments:

Chris Bliss said...

hey... I am an Ashley too! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

- I too had a stomach full of knots during John McCain's speech. He would have made an excellent president. But, I guess we have to do the best with what we have :)

xoxo

The Three Little Hatchlings said...

I am so glad that you can be optimistic about it. I couldn't even watch John McCain last night. I am so nervous. Obama scares me. Oh well. Good post....makes me decide that I need to move on huh? On the other hand good for Cali!!!! What an amazing little girl and a testament to answered prayers. You are such a sweet sister.

Erin said...

Yay for Callie and coming home. She is so strong and I know that coming home will help her tremendously.

I loved McCains speech last night too. He did such an amazing job, I wish I was there in person. It started snowing here this morning and as I woke up i was not to excited but when I saw the snow I took as a a sign from heavenly father that everything just might be alright.

also thank you for posting a link you are such a sweetheart!

Nathan and Toni Southam said...

Boy, his speech really was amazing! I was teary eyed the whole time. I still can't believe it's over though! But John McCain is right, if we want things to start to change, we have to support our new president, unlike the way Bush was treated! We have to be better than that. Now, hopefully my husband will still have a job in the next few years!

THE CAVEY CLAN said...

I swear I wish I could write like you....but in the meantime I will just link this post to mine so people can read my thoughts through you:0)! It was pretty heartwrenching to see that last night, but McCain does have such a GREAT enormous amount of love for OUR Country that we too can move forward and show our love for this Beautiful country by coming together and doing what WE can. God BLESS the USA!!!

AndreaLeigh said...

That speech was amazing; I cried! I'm a little disappointed that my candidate did not win but I am still celebrating that I was around to see this historic day. What will be, will be... it is time to come together and celebrate the possibilities of the future for our country.

Stacey said...

Thank you so much for your post and for supporting the Raffle and the work of the blog you linked us to. I am an Air Force wife and have sent my husband to war twice, and loving support from people really helps the people left behind.

Unfortunately I'm not up to the "nice, positive thoughts" for our newly elected president yet. I'm still in the shock stage...

Lilly's Life said...

Beautiful post Ashley. McCain did himself proud and I sincerely hope he can see that. That's good news about Callie.

Summer Saldana said...

I loved his speech as well. I thought it was sincere and humble! I almost cried. =)

hugs...Summer

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