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'Thank you President Bush & Welcome President Obama".....

Sunday, January 18, 2009

It is Sunday evening & I am thinking about the week ahead.....a very important week to be sure. This coming Tuesday morning, we will be inaugurating our 44th president .....President-Elect Barack Obama.....But before we do that, I wanted to take a moment to mention someone else in this blog...that being President George W. Bush. I am completely aware this may not be a popular view among many of you, but I feel I must say it....."Thank you George Bush" for being our President these last 8 years.....I can't imagine how difficult this "presidency job" must be, but I know you have done your best. You have had to"face tasks" &" know information" that many of us would never want to take on or even know about.....You have "stood strong" & "kept us safe" in the "face of terror".....& all the while "stood tall" as your critics, the liberal media & polls critized your every move. I know you are not perfect & probably regret a few of your decisions, but I believe you made them in good faith & trust in the American people. I would like to wish you & your family the best, as you say "good-bye" to the presidency & "hello" to once again becoming a "simple American citizen".

Now with that said, I am also looking forward to the inauguration of our new president!...I love history...& find these events amazingly interesting & quite matter which side of the isle you may be sitting on.....I will though Mr. Obama... along with many of us, be "listening to your words",.... after all, being able to give great speeches is much easier than following through with what they promise.....and we will also be "watching" to see if your actions follow your words....I know this nation is in a very serious position & many people are expecting miracles from you, which I think is a bit unfair......I do believe though you are an "honorable, hard-working man", & know you will do your very best!....I wish you, your wife & beautiful daughters a very successful 4 years!.....Our family is looking forward to having you in the White House & representing all of us Americans!......Good Luck Mr. Obama!.....I mean..."Good Luck Mr. President".......


K January 18, 2009 at 6:56 PM  

I agree we as a nation must give Obama a may take more than 4 years. He is very smart and I truly believe he will come through for us....nice post!

Jennifer January 18, 2009 at 7:07 PM  

Very well spoken. Thank you for the post. My family is in the political scene on the National level and on both sides of the aisles. I find myself having to defend my position almost daily. I just found your words refreshing. Thanks! Jennifer

onlymehere January 18, 2009 at 7:13 PM  

I'm so happy to see someone thanking President Bush on a blog. It will be interesting after a few years pass to see how the media judges him.

shaybert January 18, 2009 at 7:33 PM  

Thank you for your gracious words. I have defended our President again and again to those who want to bash just because. All our other woes would be moot if we were not safe! I think I'll mosey over to my blog and make a few statements myself. I really am not looking forward to the inauguration and not for the reasons of most. I find President-Elect Obama to be an extremely intelligent and gentle spoken man. I truly believe he has our best at heart. He too has handled mean spiritedness with gracious words. But this inauguration seems more like a superbowl type sporting event or a rock concert with all the fervor and excitement. We are facing somber times and the pomp and circumstance deserves some seriousness. We'll see. Okay, I'm a fuddy duddy. Blessings, Shay

Jenny S January 18, 2009 at 7:38 PM  

Wonderful post! Well said!

Elizabeth January 18, 2009 at 8:46 PM  

What a great post, Heidi! Thanking one and welcoming the other who both will be doing one of the emotionally toughest jobs in the world is a wonderful message to all of us, too.

Kathy January 18, 2009 at 9:14 PM  

Beautifully said, Heidi. I couldn't agree more!

laurie @ bargain hunting January 18, 2009 at 9:40 PM  

Very well written thoughts about the outgoing and incoming presidents. Thank you for sharing your open-minded thoughts about this most difficult job. laurie

Lisa Brown - Vintage Sweet Peas January 18, 2009 at 11:00 PM  

O Heidi, so well said! I too think so much of President Bush and feel that he made his choices because he sincerely felt them too be the right ones. I now pray that he and his family will have some wonderful quite time together and in the coming years that our nation will have a better understanding of why he made the choices he did as our President.
For now, May God Bless our new President and his family!..Have a wonderful week..Lisa

Princess Of Pink January 19, 2009 at 12:13 AM  

I agree with you Heidi, as a NON American here.

Hugs from this Dutchy in the Netherlands who LOVES the USA ♥♥

Mary January 19, 2009 at 2:29 AM  

Well said. Sometimes I wonder how much we really know our president - the media can be extremely biased.

Sherri January 19, 2009 at 5:42 AM  

I also agree everyone needs to give Obama a chance. I also wish everyone would stop bashing President Bush. Everyone seems to forget his quick actions during 9/11. He has had to deal with an awful lot of very emotional, high powered, terrible situations. I hope he takes a long rest from all his ordeals. It is an exciting time in America with all that is happening!

Kimberly January 19, 2009 at 6:05 AM  

Hear, hear! I agree heartily!

Shabbywears January 19, 2009 at 8:44 AM  

How wonderfully spoken. I am sad to see Mr. Bush leave. He has endured more than any other president in my opinion, but has always tried to keep us all safe. I am a christian and am concerned about certain things that our new President stands for.
I know that I must be in constant prayer for our new President and his family. We must pray for all our leaders and our men and women fighting for our freedom. Blessings...Julie

Louise January 19, 2009 at 8:54 AM  

Your words are so gracious. I wish everyone one both sides could have such faith and hope and keep their nasty words and thoughts to themselves. You are always positive, and I truly appreciate it.

kathleen dale January 19, 2009 at 9:57 AM  

Thank you Heidi. Such wise words. We indeed have not the slightest idea what this man, President Bush, has faced while in office. I feel he has served his country well and with dignity -- more than I can say for the President before him.

Frippery January 19, 2009 at 12:07 PM  

I agree 100%. I am thankful for President Bush as well as for President Obama. We are living in interesting days. God bless America. Pam

ljohnson January 19, 2009 at 12:42 PM  

Never left a comment on a blog before - I usually just read them and get inspired. I thought I should let you know I found what you had to say very thoughtful and wonderful. I am in love with your blog, but just stumbled on it in the last week or so. You do a wonderful job!Lisa

Kelly,  January 19, 2009 at 2:05 PM  

I'm also happy to see someone thank President Bush for the job he did. I think he protected our country for the past eight years and I'm thankful for it. I'll also be praying for our new President-Elect. He will be our president, whether we like it or not.

Sinta January 19, 2009 at 2:50 PM  

Well said. I have nothing but respect for anybody who aspires to lead this country. Thank you for your statements honoring President Bush and President-elect Obama.

Cottage Rose January 19, 2009 at 6:18 PM  

Hey Heidi; Well I can't argue with you on that point of view, on both sides. I wish them both Good luck also. I also love History as well, I love the History Channel watching it now, and I will be watching tomorrow as well.


Beverly January 20, 2009 at 4:22 AM  

I agree, Heidi. I posted a small blurb about hope for our country on my blog today.

Anonymous,  January 20, 2009 at 6:56 AM  

Beautifully said. I agree with everything. While these men may be or have been a US President, they are men first... and men don't make miracles.. that's left for someone bigger than they.

two curly girls January 21, 2009 at 9:27 AM  

This was so beautifully stated. Thank you, President Bush..may you enjoy peaceful and restful days ahead. God bless America.

Anonymous,  January 22, 2009 at 11:13 AM  

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! Finally, someone who says what has been on my heart. I am so tired of this new hero worship this country is going through. UNBELIEVABLE for all these people to think that ONE MAN, can truly work miracles. What I am thinking they aren't counting on, is God's judgment that just MAY be finally coming on this very sinful and greedy nation. However, I will pray earnestly for Obama and his decision makers. Wasn't Bush's welcoming of Obama SO gracious! (even after some put downs (the way I saw it)of him in Obama's speach) God's mercy on us...

The Cutest Cottage Lamps January 22, 2009 at 5:45 PM  

Well said, Heidi! This is what I have been thinking, and could not put into words. Being president of this wonderful nation has to be THE most thankless job! President Bush did his best, and now I am praying that President Obama will too. I agree with Mary, the media is extremely biased, so we really don't know what we can expect in the next four years. I hope the love affair is over and it's going to get down to business now!
Have a great week,

Christine February 24, 2009 at 6:49 PM  

Very well stated! I think Bush did the best job he could and I for one felt safe after 911. I think the media should be ashamed of themselves and they also need to get back to the basic's of their jobs, report the news and leave their opinions to themselves. Great post here.

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