Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sad Day in American History


I woke up this morning to my son crying. I made him a bottle, grabbed him out of the crib, and gave him the biggest hug in the world. I told him that I would never stop fighting for freedoms in this country.

As the numbers came in last night, I cried. They were NOT tears of joy as everyone else in Grant Park shed. Not only did America put in someone who is not qualified to be the President of the United States, they also gave up our congress as well. There is also the fact that if someone in the Supreme Court dies or leaves, then our new President will be appointing our new judge. Scary world.

But like it or not, he will be the new President. I do not have to like him, but I will only support him as long as he does what is right. Ben and I have already written our Indiana Senators. They will know who we are, and though we alone can not get something done, we pray everyone will have the desire to get involved, to make sure we don't have to tell our children or grandchildren that "Once Upon A Time, we had FREEDOMS."

I will just pray that Mr. Obama proves me wrong. I hope he can do good for the country. I hope congress will get good things done. But if not, they will hear from me. This is OUR country, and I refuse to sit by and let it go to pot.

We've NEVER been asked to do anything huge or sacrifice our lives the way the pioneers or founding fathers did, but now is the time to choose what you stand for. Even in the Church. I think these next few years will be telling of those who are willing to follow the prophets, and those who are either willingly or blindly caught up living OF the world. But it is also wrong just to follow blindly. There is WISDOM in KNOWLEDGE. I have seen good people get sucked up into thinking KEY issues are what they shouldn't be and I can only imagine it's going to get worse. If it weren't for my testimony, I don't know where I would be. I am going to work extra hard to make sure I never loose it. It is going to be tested, and there is a chance that it may even shake. But we know that with the Lord's help, GOOD WILL CONQUER! Fear is the opposite of faith, and faith is an action word. Sitting idly by will only make us move back because if you are not rolling UP a hill, you are rolling down.

Please don't just let things happen. I have been so moved to DO something. I hope everyone else will do the same.

-Rochelle

3 comments:

JRid said...

I echo your sentiments! I hope they prove me wrong too, but I have my doubts based on experience. At least there is a bright side...Prop 8 and two other marriage definition amendments passed last night! Yeah!

The Young's said...

Amen.

All I have to say is that at least I know that I voted for something yesterday that DID pass...and b/c of that, was emotional. Man, its hard to do what is right.

Louise said...

Amen.

I live and breathe in California and our fight is on going. The gay and lesbian community angrily gather, picketing and protesting outside the Los Angeles Temple. And Why? Because they do not want others to have religious freedom or freedom of speech.