Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I Like Hope

Last thoughts before the election is over:

*If Obama wins, I hope he is everything and more his supporters claim he is --for our sake, and for the sake of our country. I hope I have to eat my words and admit he's a good leader. I hope our country will be better for it. Because if I have to say "See?! I told you so!" I will be very put out, indeed. Who wants vindication when it's destroying our lives?

*In the very loosely (very loosely --we're talking an hour's conversation condensed into one small paragraph) quoted words of my visiting teacher: "No matter what happens --if SSM becomes legal everywhere and immorality becomes legal and flounced as normal, at least I know I have options. I have options because I am in control of my family. I can teach my children truth; I can home-school them if necessary. Righteousness can be in my home and the Gospel will still be a part of our lives. This helps me to know that if my fight for what's right doesn't prevail out there, it will still prevail in the walls of my home."

Ah, it's nice to have some hope. Even if everything I was hoping for ends up losing. Too depressing? Well, then have some fun watching this. (Alison? You're gonna love it!) They had it over at MMW, too...

6 comments:

Jolene said...

I went back and read Pres. Uchtdorf's talk from October conference today. It was a good reminder about all of the things you just said. The world is changing - but we don't have to. We don't have to change our belief system or apologize for any of it. I beleive the time has come for us to truly be a "peculiar people".

Thank you for your thoughts - I love coming here every day and being uplifted.

Cardalls said...

no matter what my views are...last nights election was of major historical significance and i felt it as i watched and listened. prop 8 passed...not by much but it did!

Julie said...

Loved your thoughts this morning.

And that video was awesome.

flip flop mama said...

So glad Prop 8 passed. It's nice to know that the majority--even if a small one--still has the courage to stand up for the fundamentals of society.

Amanda D said...

Great post, Cheryl. We do have hope. And, we need to remember that God is in control.

Glad to hear that prop 8 passed. A wonderful victory!

Alison Wonderland said...

You're right I did love it. I just wish I had seen it sooner. I would totally have blogged about it.