Election Day

Honeybee went with me when I cast my vote for our next President. Dimples and Honeybee were united in their desire for the “brown-skinned” man to be our next president. I attempted to explain that we don’t choose our President based on the color of his skin, but on his beliefs, ideas, and ability to lead. They didn’t buy it, but chanted, “Rockabama” all evening. I also tried to explain that his name is Barack Obama, but they didn’t buy that either.

Adopting my children from Ethiopia has given me a new appreciation for my American citizenship and the privilege of voting. When we landed on American soil, Honeybee became an American citizen – it was a brief but poignant moment. Dimples, Eby, and Little Man became American citizens last Christmas Eve in a courtroom, but because both Russ and I met Honeybee prior to her adoption, she arrived in the United States on an IR-3 visa which granted her citizenship upon entering the country.

We’ll see what the future holds for our country. My hope is not in Washington, D.C., but in the Lord of heaven and earth.

~Lisa

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

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  1. shell
    November 5, 2008

    Joseph was very adamant about that too! He kept telling me that was who he would vote for, but then acted like he didn’t know why. 🙂 Guess they have some years to learn!

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  2. Cat and Mark
    November 5, 2008

    I personally love “Rockabama” and may start calling him myself. 😉 those would’ve been great T-shirts!

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  3. Audrey
    November 5, 2008

    That’s cute. Were they very pleased to hear that their “Rockabama” will be President?

    I agree with you totally, our hope is in the Lord. He is in control!

    Blessings to you and yours!

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  4. Signe
    November 5, 2008

    And you weren’t going to blog about politics. I loved watching him be declared the winner with the rockabama crowd.

    God has brought him to this position, and we will continue to pray for him and for our country.

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  5. Mommy to the Monsters
    November 5, 2008

    ” My hope is not in Washington, D.C., but in the Lord of heaven and earth.”

    I just wanted to second your comment. I just posted on my blog earlier today about Barack Obama and I pretty much echoed your sentiments…

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  6. Staci
    November 6, 2008

    I am a random reader of your blog as a future adoptive mother to Ethiopian children. Thought I’d introduce myself and comment that I appreciate your insight. Lots of folks in country think Obama was brought to the presidency by God’s hands, and lots who didn’t. But I was honestly brought to years because I too need to keep my hope upon Christ, no matter who is in the Whitehouse. Because that (man or woman) can’t bring me peace. Only one person can do that.

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  7. Staci
    November 6, 2008

    tears, not years. yikes. i am tired.

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  8. Brianna Heldt
    November 6, 2008

    I too felt so strongly about voting in this election, since adopting and realizing how much I treasure our freedoms and right to vote!!!

    So true. I put my hope in the Lord!

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