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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Election Results Heard Round The World





At first I was stunned. Stupefied. I was all like, Wait, what?! Noooooo! GET OUT! SHUT-UP! No effin way!
 
And then I was pissed! Righteous indignation. I was sizzling! Effin liberals! Stupid effin sheep! Aaarrrrgghh!!
 
And then I was scared. For my country, for my future, for my children, for my family and my friends.
 
But I looked at the clock (yesterday morning) and I realized I had to keep moving, had to get to work. On the ride in I started going numb, my mind began shutting down, blinking on and off.
 
I got to my office building, walked past co-workers and greeted them on auto-pilot, fake smiley-face. How does one behave with the firm understanding of their country coming apart at the seams, imploding, and crumbling?
 
It felt like I was going to work immediately following the death of a loved one. At the office, there were a few hushed conversations. But more noticeable to me was the louder talk. The audible conversations were intentionally avoiding the elections topic!
 
And there it came. My pain in slow, dull waves of hurt hurt hurt hurt hurt. Living out loud in a land among men and women who seemingly loathe each other. Some of them loathing America each and every day. Their man had won. Our man had lost. One half of the country cheered, while the other half mourned.
 
How does one behave when in the face of such strong and divergent emotions among their countrymen?
 
I had to leave. I couldn't stay and spend eight hours pretending I was okay.
 
So I went home and went to bed. When I woke up a few hours later, I became teary. My brain lights blinked in and out, leaving me numb and staring at the wall in silence most of that afternoon. For the remainder of the day I communicated with my family about family stuff and one of my sweet patriotic friends about .... well, this stuff.
 
Today after much prayer and meditation on our loving God the Father, I am BACK! And I'm here to tell you, this may or may not be the end of America as we know it. However, I am still an American, which translates to fight! fight! fight! for God, for our freedoms, for our families, and for our country!
 
The future may look bleak, but today looks very good. I have God's loving arms around my countrymen and myself. I have my health. I have the love of my awesome, hunka-hunka husband and my beautiful children. I have the love of a nutty but well-meaning family and the love of my beautiful friends (the family I got to choose).
 
Yes we are outnumbered by men and women ...
 
who condone new definitions of "family,"
who want to stamp out all references to God,
who want to open our borders to illegals,
who believe that children can thrive in single-parent homes,
who want to grow government to over-reach in our lives,
who agree with class-warfare, who believe that capitalism is bad,
who feel entitled to the earnings of others,
who are waging war against marriage,
whose morals and values change to align with popular t.v. culture,
who using our schools to train budding socialists,
who are sheep that follow the herd.
 
Yes, we are outnumbered. Because excellence translates to exception. America has never been ordinary. She has risen from ashes before and she shall rise again. God blesses us all and God is surely blessing America. We are in His design, our journey unfolds by His will for our lives. We are all going to be splendid. That makes me feel pretty good.
 
Sending my love to you, patriots. Now let's keep rolling dagnamit!
 



That's my truth and I'm sticking with it.


16 comments:

FIREBIRD said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I stayed in the house yesterday.... unplugged the phone and the TV... and just pondered..... all day long. And then I started writing, and writing, and writing. I don't have the answers but I have suggestions - ideas that will probably be laughed at.... but I WILL NOT go down without a fight. And the sooner this sham government collapses, the sooner we can start putting it back together like our founding fathers meant for it to be! I'm more than willing to step aside while it crumbles....

Pedaling said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

ahhh, I was just logging on to write a little something, myself and saw that you posted.
You expressed exactly, exactly how I felt, feel today, and how I reacted.
I think it was similar for so many.
Really, not much to say after that.
You said it.
Thanks.

sandyseashells said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for expressing, how so many of us feel.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2009/01/21/us/21family_CA2ready.html

That's a pic of what an American family looks like in the 21st century.

We are cobbled together but we share love in our cobbled together families.

Not too long ago women remarrying after divorce was frowned upon as redefining family.

The problem with your party seems to be ignoring history at the expense of the future.

Just because the world is changing doesn't mean it's immoral.

Granny Annie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We can only keep watch.

Pedaling said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Unknown

What is it about you people? -- We lost. You won. Go celebrate. Why do you feel so threatened, that you cannot let others express their differing opinions?

Here is the deal. Our nation will see destruction, beginning with the family. I know you can't see it, 'Unknown' but this is how the unraveling will begin. It already has. Obviously.

Now go watch, 'The New Normal'
Go and continue to be in the mainstream, continue on in the 21st century as you wish.

I, too, will continue on living in the 21st century, but I will do so without offending God.

Believe it or not, there still is a difference between wrong and right. There really is such a thing as sin and immorality.
There are people who stand for truth, virtue and live their lives with integrity.
Attack all you want, we are a strong people, here in this camp, and we will stand strong.

namaste said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

firebird, you are so right. this government may likely have to collapse in order for us to save ourselves and our future.

pedaling, it's important for us to know we are in this together. so let's keep showing up. thanks for your support!

sandyseashells, so nice to see you here. thanks!

unknown, go ahead and believe whatever you want about changing family definitions to reflect the times. i will keep my beliefs no matter what kind of family you insist i accept. i have no idea why you care, but since you chose to comment, i'll tell you what i know to be true. God does not leave it to us to select the parts of his promises that suit our needs. you might want to ask yourself, where does all this editing of God's commands end according to us mere mortals. who gets to decide when to draw the line on "normal" social/cultural behavior? thanks for commenting.

pedaling, amen!

mCat said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've been watching for your thoughts. I felt much the same way. Still struggling a little bit and more information trickles in. The knowledge that less people even voted this year than last time around makes me even more sick to my stomach. No one can take away my patriotism and love of my God, country and family. So while I despise the POTUS and am most certainly going to continue to see the decline in our beloved country. It doesn't mean that it's all over. Rise the ashes indeed

Just a conservative girl said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i have yet to write mine, and it will be a rant. But mine won't be one about Obama voters. It will be about the people on the right who decided staying home was the better option. Romney got enough of the middle and even some of the younger crowd to win, what he didn't get was the GOP base.

Simply stunning.

namaste said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

granny annie, so sorry i left you out! you're right, we will keep watch always.

jacg, i know! all around responsible people turned into petulant children. write your rant, i hope you let them have it!

Nikki said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

First time back on the computer since the election and this was my first stop....and it was worth it! You said what I am still feeling and this election was painful. I have been a Romney supporter since the 2002 Olympics not because of his party affiliation, but because of his capabilities and values. Thank you for your voice. I needed it!! Hugs. :)N

A-Kap said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

All I can say is "EXACTLY". Couldn't have said it better myself. THANK YOU for sharing. And now I will share on my blog...now that I finally can write out my thoughts after feeling so horrible this week. (And another "amen" to Pedaling for her response to "Unknown". Pedaling and Namaste have a way of putting my thoughts into words perfectly!!)

tammy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

"Just because the world is changing doesn't mean it's immoral." - Unknown.
Except the changes being made are immoral. The world can justify bad all they want, it still will never make it right.

Your feelings were my feelings too, Namaste. I'm just glad I have my family and my beliefs too, otherwise life would really stink.

Moogie P said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Divinely expressed. You truly captured the events of last week in one word: stunning. Both figuratively and literally.

I hope my husband dorsn't move us to Uruguay. He was in DC on business on election night, and nearly irrational. We all grieve differently.

Then, we soldier on, for the sake of our descendants, so that they might know the America that encouraged people to succeed as individuals, not as cogs in the collective..

Love the patriotic smiley face.

namaste said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

nik, oh man, tell me about! ugh- nothing but pain with this election! i'm glad you weren't disappointed by stopping here first. thanks!

a-kap, THANKS for showing me we're not alone with these feelings! and thanks for linking me on your wonderful Veterans Day tribute!

tammy, me too on having my family and beliefs. btw, i'm enjoying many of your goodreads books!

moogie, i love that: "Then, we soldier on, for the sake of our descendants, so that they might know the America that encouraged people to succeed as individuals, not as cogs in the collective." amen sister!

Fuzzy Slippers said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm so glad I read this! I've been in a horrible funk since the election, trying so hard to pull myself together and find that FIGHT, but it's been hard. So much going on, so many horrors on the horizon . . . I really needed to read this post, Namaste! Thank you. Thank you.