Tuesday, January 20, 2009

History

Believe it or not, once upon a time, I went to college. My major was History. History has been something I have always been intrigued with. Particularly American History. I love reading about how this country was founded. I love reading stories about people who endured much, and why they choose the paths they did. One lady in particular, that I have recently began to read more about is Eleanor Roosevelt. Wow, her story has captivated me the last few days. I am looking forward to reading more about her in the days to come. Her story pulls at me for many reasons, which for tonight will not be named. I am saving those for a later post.
Tonight, I am wanting to document my thoughts on today. Today I was able to watch part of the inauguration process. The way this country handles transition of power is truly amazing! Watching the process today, I was reminded of how great America is. I do not agree with the past politics of President Obama, but I respect him. I respect the position he now holds. I respect the fact that he has the weight of a nation on him. And I do not think that he takes that lightly.
He promises change. I don't know how much of that he can feasibly accomplish. I do believe he has good intentions. Partisan politics are one of the things that has caused much of my disenchantment with the political process. I love the old saying "Can't we all just get along." Hopefully that is what President Obama will bring, more getting along. We don't have to all agree, but respect the fact others have different opinions.
So, as I watched History being made today, I was thankful. I am thankful for the democratic process. I am thankful for freedom to worship freely. I am thankful to know that the God I serve still reigns. I am thankful that I was able to watch this historic event.

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