Tuesday, January 20, 2009

President Barack Obama

Our 44th President, Barack Obama.
I am not ashamed to admit that I didn't vote for him.
Even still, as a woman of African American descent,
I could not help but be overwhelmed with emotion while
watching the Inauguration.
I sat back in pride, as I watched a man, a man that even today
in different parts of the country, would be told
he would never be the President of The United States,
take the stand, and be sworn in. Tears fell from my eyes.
Everything else aside, today we made history.

Let us lift our new president before the throne of grace
daily, and let us pray for the salvation
of him, and his family.

Let every soul be subject to the governing
authorities. For there is no authority except
from God, and the authorities that exist
are appointed by God.

Romans 13:1

Goognight Mom

I read this last night in the, 'Last Word' section of the November issue of Parenting.
Yeah, you can see how often I actually get to sit down to read. Anyway, my kids and I absolutely love the book, Goodnight Moon, and I just thought this was so cute... and yet true. Enjoy!

(With apologies to Margaret Wise Brown)

In the messy green family room
there was a telemarketer ringing the telephone
and a crying toddler because his brother, just popped
his red balloon. And a picture of-

The cow jumping over the moon.
(Which someone colored on with permanent marker)
And there was a missing teddy bear, and a girl
with gum in her hair.

And one to be scolded
and laundry to be folded
And a very hungry spouse
And something stinky in the house
( that no one else seemed to smell)

And a comb and a brush and a colicky
baby who just won't shush
and a frazzled mommy screaming HUSH!

Goodnight messy room
Goodnight scribbled-on moon
Goodnight cow getting out while she can
Goodnight telemarketers and the
popped balloon

Goodnight long-gone teddy bear
goodnight cereal bar smeared all
over the dining room chair

Goodnight spitup
and goodnight leaky sippy cup
Goodnight much-too-little house and
goodnight grumpy spouse
Goodnight comb and goodnight brush
And goodnight to a certain 4-year-old
who just needs to hush right now I mean it

Goodnight Elmo
Goodnight toys we'll pick up tomorrow,
or the next day
Hello chardonnay and TiVo-
"me" time finally.