Monday, January 19, 2009

A New HOPE is coming!

It is not often I share polical views in public, but one just can not dismiss this historical, larger than life event we are about to become part of.

We all remember what we were doing when Kennedy was shot. What we were doing when the space shuttle blew up. And sadly what we were doing when the planes flew into the towers. So take your place in history and set the stage for Tuesday noon. Gather with those you hold dearest to you and witness the spectacular event of the United States of America unfolding like a rosebud opening for the first time.

Can't you feel it? It is Hope. Such a powerful feeling in this gloom and doom decade. Just a few more hours of darkness into the shining HOPE !
I dusted off a shoebox of my kid's memorabilia I found in a cupboard put away long ago. In it was this political button. It says, "I'm Proud to be an American" and I am wearing it today, tomorrow, and who knows? For HOPE in me was buried long ago, and I think it is once again, coming to the surface. IT is weak and will need lots of nurturing but I am putting all my hope in this man's hands.
He is my god here on this sad and abused earth. I am counting on him to pull us up out of this mess we're in and unite us to help one another. For when we begin helping others, then and only then, will we be able to help ourselves. My faith is strong. The song that a friend shared seen here, reaffirms in me, that I am not alone. Many feel the way I do.
And I will be watching this country quench it's thirst Tuesday at noon. Quench it's thirst with something so powerful, no one else can give. We Americans don't need stimulous checks to renew our faith and get this country off on the right foot.......we will receive the biggest gift in our pockets this Tuesday at noon!
The gift of HOPE!

God Bless America !!


darlynn said...

You know my feelings girl! Well said, thank you, and AMEN.

Anonymous said...

You have eloquently put into words my thoughts and prayers. I have HOPE that we and the WORLD may find peace and prosperity, the liks of which we have never know. May our children and grandchildren know a world without war, and hunger and hatred, and greed. There is HOPE this day.

Mindful Presence said...

You said it well! I get chills just thinking about The Change! If ever there was a time I would march for peace--it would be now.

Mindful Presence said...

You said it so well! If ever there was a time I would march for peace behind this man, it is now!

Beth said...

I couldn't have said it better! I couldn't agree more! I just have so much hope for Obama, he has a lot of work ahead of him, but I think he can eventually pull us up from this mess we're in.

dschuette said...

I so agree with Anonymous -- you, Ms. Patti, have put into words what we are all thinking and feeling. It is as though the good Lord placed this man in this time and in this place for a special reason. He allows us to share his expectations and beliefs. He allows us to believe without giving us false Hope.
The excitement surrounding this Moment in History is tangible. The I Have a Dream is happening - God speed.

Bonnie said...

Amen patsy! This was so moving. I am here in Alexandria..about 8 miles from the white house. It is amazing to me because I was in IL on election day. I have felt such a part of something I couldn't put my finger on..until you mentioned the word HOPE. You hit it right on!

Love to you,