A List Maker's Life: Hope Now

Monday, November 10, 2008

Hope Now

Last week was a significant week for our family. However it was also a week of great anticipation for America as we looked toward the election, participated in voting, waited for the results be tallied, and ultimately elected the 44th president of the USA. It is exciting to me to be able to bring my third child into a world where the walls of racism continue to fall in a big way. I have hope that my little ones will never even think twice about someones skin color. Yet, I am a bit tired of the headlines that flash "Hope," "Hopeful," "Finally Some Hope, " Hopefulness," etc. As I have in the past, I will continue to believe and to teach my babes, that we are not "hopeless" and never were - even before this election.

It will be interesting to see what changes are around the corner for our country (if any?). But that is not what my hope is in. My hope is not tied to a political party, an influential speaker, or a historical moment in the media! This week has been yet another reminder to me that I already have Hope!

From here where do we go as we hope for the future? As for this family, we will not participate in the activist groups who believe we have to look for ways to resist the new administration and its' policies. In addition, we will not claim that American pride was defined by this moment, rather than the years of history and brave men and women who have given us reason to be proud. Instead, we will continue to pray for our new leader and the direction he chooses for the country's agenda. We will celebrate diversity and the stand voters took to embrace all cultures. We will look forward to the potential changes the 44th president may bring to America. We will continually teach our children all of the reasons to appreciate America.

Ultimately, we will rely on our Hope that He alone is in control.

"Now, faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1


  1. I came to comment on your babywearing post but was more moved by this one. :) Very well said! :) (great song too, one of my current faves)


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