Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thoughts on the Inauguaration

While my dear husband and I watched President Bush board the helicopter for his trip home we had some thoughts. Bill watched and commented that he would love to be able to shake his hand and tell the President he was his hero. Many will not understand that. As President he made many questionable decisions. I understood though. How he stood up to such vile hatred and criticism I will never understand. How he did it with such graciousness should serve as an example to all of us. Grace under pressure. Kindness in return for persecution. I can imagine as he boarded that plane and flew home to Texas that he felt free. I am going to pray for our new President and try to remember the example of our former President. I will treat the office of President with respect and when I disagree, which I will, I will do it with grace. Right now he has almost unbelievable approval but a day will come when he too will face the disapproval of many. I hope that we can learn to be kinder this time around.