- God is sovereign, no matter who the president is. And this election did not shock Him. It's not as if He's biting his nails, thinking, "Hmm, I didn't see that coming..." We humans will never be privy to His plan; we just have to trust that it is perfect.
- The Republican Party needs to revamp itself. (The Democratic Party does too, but since the Democrats are in power, they may not have as much motivation as Republicans.) I pray that conservatives hit the ground running with this, and that necessary positive changes occur between now and the next election.
- Rush Limbaugh made me laugh yesterday (out loud, while I was on the treadmill at the gym-- the lady a couple of treadmills over kept shooting me suspicious glances). He said that people don't want to vote against "Santa Claus" -- especially when the other guy is telling you to be your own Santa Claus, ha!
November 8: I am thankful that these munchkins are sisters:
As fun as it was having a younger brother to
But right now we are dealing with this one:
Assaulting and practicing medieval torture techniques on this one:
Don't worry, she is appropriately punished for said assaults, and we're currently implementing a do-NOT-touch-ANYONE-other-than-mommy-and-daddy rule...it may sound a little extreme, but desperate times call for desperate measures, my friends.
I am praying it is just a phase, BUT, from what I have read and seen, and in my limited experience of mothering two daughters, I truly believe that some kids (ahem, Sydney) need a little more help accepting certain things (like the existence of siblings). She seems a little territorial, like her mama...so at least I am able to understand where she is coming from.
With patience, practice, and a lot of prayer, I think we can get there from here.