Tuesday, February 24, 2009


My Dad, raising the flag last summer.

"We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before".
-President Obama

I was watching the Presidential address tonight and some of the words that he said got me thinking about all of the things that Americans have in common.  We all are worried about the future of our families, especially right now.  We are all concerned for the larger picture of the nation, whether we will survive the current economic crisis that we find ourselves in.  We worry about our own jobs, as well as our families jobs and our friends jobs.  We worry about the businesses that are the life blood of our communities.  We worry about the costs in terms of both human life and financial burden of the wars that we find ourselves embroiled in.   We can disagree about so many things in this country.  We are certainly a contentious bunch, Americans.  Sometimes I think we argue with each other simply for the sake of arguing.  Tonight, the President talked about how he knows that  all of the people in the chambers, who heard his speech, love this country and want it to succeed.  I believe that this is true for all of us out here in America, too.  That's a great thing to have in common.  And a great place to start the rebuilding.


cindi's blahg blahg blahg said...

I have to say that his speech was from the heart and I hope that what he is promising can be done without sending this country any deeper in doo-doo.

Suz said...

Cris, what a wonderful picture of your dad! It was an amazing speech. It's about time that we have a presidnet that is willing to point out the mess that our country is in and make some ambitious suggestions to change it.