Thirty Days of Thanks - Day 13 - November 13

Today I'm thankful for the Romney family.

A few years ago, I read the book No Apology The Case for American Greatness by Mitt Romney. I knew then that Mitt was a man with a special love for America. It was with enthusiasm and pride that I did my best to help get Mitt Romney elected as president of the United States.

It's been a week since the election that broke my heart. During that week I've thought a lot about the Romney family and the enormous sacrifice they made because they love the United States. Mitt and Ann didn't have to put themselves out there and open themselves up to the ridicule, hate, and outright lies. They did it because they knew that they had a special set of skills and determination that could help right the course of our country.

I was devastated at the results of last week's election. I'm sad our country won't have the chance to see what great qualities they'd have brought to the White House. I'm happy for them that they don't have to take on the mess that's been created over the last few decades.

So today I'm thankful for an entire family who willingly offered themselves up for the good of our country.


Scott / Lori said...

I agree 100%. I am thankful for them too. I admire their strength and their desire to serve. I appreciate their family willingly supporting each other, especially when the world around them was as hateful as can be. Thanks!

missy said...

I agree with you. It was nice to have some hope that things could get back on track. You said, "I'm happy for them that they don't have to take on the mess that's been created over the last few decades." I was worried about that because I'm pretty sure - no matter who is in office - that things are going to get a lot worse before they get better with some hard decisions that have to be made. Naysayers would have been all over that. I'm glad he won't be blamed for it, but looking forward is scary right now.

Anonymous said...

Well put in your post as well as the above comments. I am also grateful that this fine family can now go home and enjoy each other, enjoy worshiping God and not be subjected to all the venom and hate out there. I am sad for our country, that we would actually have people who profess to be Americans and yet would make death threats to a fellow American, just because he was running for office and they didn't agree with his politics and his religion. I hope the Romney family are proud of the campaign they ran. I am proud of them and they have nothing to be ashamed of. I echo this scripture, "Well done, thou good and faithful [public] servant." LMH

Tapper said...

I second every word. He would have been a force for good in our nation, but now he can rest and know that half of us are with him to the bitter end.