November 07, 2012

Keep Goin.

One of the most interesting things about living in Alaska is that before voting closes in our state, the U.S. Electoral College has determined the next president. Before I went to bed last night, Mitt Romney congratulated President Obama on his victory and it was determined that Republicans would again control the House and the Senate would be led by Democrats. 

Mitt Romney defined classy in his election concession speech last night. He stated that "although our country is in a time of great challenges, I pray that Obama will be successful in leading our nation." Romney expressed the importance of bipartisanship among our leaders and how, as citizens, we must rise to the occasion - to testify of the enduring principles upon which our society is built: honesty, charity, integrity and family.  

Like Mr. Romney, I believe in America and I believe in the people of America. I have faith in the political system.  

While I was struggling to theorize why the people of our country chose to continue to move "forward" under the same agenda as the last four years, I was reminded of the following bible verse. It reminded me that with the sustaining power of God's hand and love, we will carry through and prosper.  

"We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted but not forsaken, struck down, but not destroyed." 2 Corinthians 4: 8-9

In other, much more positive and exciting, news...Matt and I are headed to Iowa and Nebraska tonight. We are more than thrilled to celebrate an early Thanksgiving and watch an Iowa football game in Iowa City with my family, and then head to Nebraska to spend a couple days with Matt's family. 

Happy Wednesday!