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Obamas As we all now know, Barack Obama has been elected the 44th President of the United States.  I'm still trying to wrap my mind around all that has taken place over the last 16 hours and my varying emotions surrounding this historic election.  I'll admit, the spectrum of what I feel about it all is quite confusing, and it might take some time for me to figure it all out, if I can.  On one hand there are aspects of the election that are unsettling to me and on the other hand, it's quite exciting to be a part of an historic, remarkable event such as electing the first African American president.  On top of all of that, today is just an "off" day for me; I feel very blah.  Is it possible to have baby blues before the baby is here? 

Because of all that, I know I'm not going to be able to write a post that is interesting, worth reading, or that makes sense.  So I'm going to direct you to two posts that I think are worth reading today <grin>.  The first is The LPM Blog.  Beth Moore wrote a great, Spirit-directed post this morning that was very appropriate to wake up to.  Entitled "A United House", it not only was encouraging but the Lord used it to bring to my attention some wrong attitudes I've had toward fellow believers in Christ who think differently than I do.  Click here to read it. 

The other blog post I hope you take a moment to read is written by a friend of ours who recently moved to Nairobi, Kenya for overseas diplomatic work.  He reports of Kenya's enthusiastic response to the election turnout.  It intrigued me greatly, and reading some of the things he wrote about spark my interest and trigger the side of my emotions that feel some excitement and hope.  Click here to read the post "Obamaphoria in Kenya". 

As a random thought, I'm sure curious to know what is taking place in the heavenlies right now!  I loved how Amanda finished off her blog post today with the following statements:  What does He require of little ole me today and everyday? To act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with my God. (Micah 6:8)


Thanks so much, Meg! I was really encouraged by Beth Moore's words. We've been praying for unity and humility among believers.

It is absolutely possible (and normal) to have baby blues before the baby comes, it's just that no one talks about that. Remember that before Brooke Shields, baby blues were barely talked about at all. I have read a little bit about blues during pregnancy, but most of what I know came from a friend of mine who has been extremely honest about all parts of pregnancy, birth and parenting. She holds nothing back good or bad and it's been a blessing for me. She says she felt like everyone was doing great with everything except her. Then she found out that everyone has struggles but a lot of woman hide them. She's on a mission to let new moms know their struggles are normal.

Love the Beth Moore link. Thanks.

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