Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Gratitude for Freedom

On this election day, I have to express my appreciation for freedom. I am so grateful for the men and women who have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice so much so that I can enjoy this great gift.

I don't know what the future holds, all I know is I love my country (U.S.A.) I love Canada, too, but I was born in the U.S.A. and I am truly, in the words of that great song, "proud to be an American".

I will pray for our new President. (I may not be happy with the election result (as of this moment), but it looks like he is our President-elect, and he will be our President on January 20, 2009, and I think the country will need all of our prayers)

I am also grateful today for this young lady--Allan's daughter, Wendy. She is celebrating a birthday today. Isn't she gorgeous!!!


txmommy said...

I didn't know you were taking paino lessons! Fun!

I'm grateful too, worried, but grateful.

Happy Birthday Wendy!

[Somebody Loved] said...

I am grateful for freedom as well.
I am grateful for those who have sacrificed their lives to give us so much. I am proud to be an American.
ps. Happy Birthday Wendy!

Tiffany said...

I am thankful for my freedoms, too. I'm sure many prayers will be sent the next 4 years. Thank goodness we don't elect a King, but rather a President.

glittersmama said...

I like your perspective on this. Thanks for sharing.

Chelli said...

We'll all be praying...

You're right. We're free to choose someone else in 4 years if things go the way I think they will.

Thanks for giving me something to be grateful for and to look forward to on this depressing night.

Anonymous said...

amen, corrine

Nancy Face said...

Happy birthday to beautiful Wendy! :D

Nancy Face said...

I agree with Chelli.

Thanks for helping me climb out of my pit of despair.

aurora said...

Thanks, Yvonne. Your blog is always a place of peace.
I am so sad with the outcome, but I too am so thankful for this country. We prayed for our new president last night and will continue to do so.

Chel said...

I am grateful for freedom as well. I am struggling (a little) with the new President-elect and am worried about what it will bring. Socialism is the last thing we need.
I agree with you, many prayers from the heart will need to be said and hopefully heard.

love ya!

Wendy is beautiful. Happy birthday to her!


Ashley said...

All I have done is pray all along, that whoever wins will be inspired to help keep us a great nation. Things are what they are. Any president we have needs our support.

aubrey said...

thanks for this post, yvonne. i, too, am proud for the wonderful country that we live in and the freedom that we hold.

carolyne b said...

Yvonne, how about gratefulness for Prop 8 being defeated. I understand the sisters in California worked tiredlessly to get the word out and unfortunally a video is circulating on you-tube depicting LDS people in a negative light. the things that Satan puts in our way!!!

Jodi said...

Thanks for your inspiring words! We all needed them!

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Amanda said...

Great post! I agree that there will be lots of prayers over the next 4 years.

Happy birthday to Wendy! :)

Melissa said...

I hope we can all agree to put differences aside and move forward! Great post!
Happy Birthday Wendy :)