Monday, November 3, 2008

Mixed Emotions

There are positives and negatives in living this close to Prince William County Fairgrounds.

The negatives?
Obama and his followers are there right now. It is so loud! They act like they worship this man. Scary. Like he's some superhero who's going to swoop down in and save the day. Those are just words people! What has he actually done in his short political career? That's all we have to go by. It's sad, really, that people are so desperate for a change, they'll believe anything Obama says. Wake up!

The positives?

A friend of mine organized a peaceful, prolife protest down the street from the fairgrounds. It was very last minute, but we made it. We made signs and drove to our local grocery store parking lot and walked the rest of the way. There was so much traffic backed up in this already congested area. They were expecting 40,000 people to come out to support this radical pro-abortion, anti-family, pro-tax, surrender-in-Iraq, smoothtalking man! And from my experience tonight, Obama supporters are some of the rudest and smug people I've ever seen. My friend got the necessary permits and we followed all the rules. We simply held signs, and sometimes prayed aloud and sometimes sang. There were about 50 to 60 of us there, up against the 40,ooo there for Obama. It was disheartening to hear some of the rude and nasty comments coming from this "cult-like" group of people. We didn't go there to change any minds. We went there to show Obama and his minions that not all of Virginia is buying his smooth talking B.S.

Now, back at home, as I hear all the noise (which luckily has subsided now), coming from the rally, I couldn't help thinking how loud they were. How many voices were shouting and yelling in support of this man.

And it led me to think of how many babies have no voice. No voice to cry out, "Why are you killing me before I have a chance to see the world?" We will be there voice. No matter how this election turns out. This whole thing has given me a renewed dedication to those precious babies. I will raise my daughters and son to cherish all life.....from conception until natural death.

And speaking of my little crew, I was so proud of them tonight. They were out there, holding up the signs, praying, singing and not buckling under the intimidation that was being thrown our way. People were rude and disrespectful, even to these children. All the children in our group, seemed to just let it roll off their backs. Taylor and Sky wanted to stay the whole time, but Evan was fussy and Alexa was tired, so we left about an hour early. A friend of mine let Taylor stay with her and brought her home after. So sweet of her.

This was the first time I've ever done anything like this. And even against all the opposition, it felt so right. We will continue to pray the rosary novena tomorrow morning, as I hope you will, too. And then I will vote.....and my oldest children will come with me. And we'll continue to pray.

1 comment:

Grandma Jo said...

Good job, Tina! I am proud of you for your efforts in professing your beliefs. No matter which group you are for, there will be dissenters that are not nice but they are not indicative of all of those for that particular group. Some people are just like that - no matter what they are doing. But I think it's great that you are giving your children a good example of how to act when you don't agree with some one or some group. Good job, girls! Great signs! I do think we need some change but maybe not the one Obama wants (we certainly want Roe vs Wade overturned) but McCain also wants change in Washington. I disagree with McCain in putting Country First - in my personal life and book it is always GOD FIRST! (but sometimes it's hard to know what God wants!) Love to all! God Bless you all and God Bless America!