Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Reflections on Election Day and Adoption





My Last Day of Work on Capitol Hill

JMI and Me

As I was driving to teach Pilates today on this historic Election Day, I was reminded of the cool breeze that used to blow across my face as I approached the Russell Senate Office Building daily during our time in Maryland. Walking to work every morning with the United States Capitol rising in your view is a real privilege and one I will never forget or take for granted. Many of you know I spent eight years working for U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe as a legislative assistant in Washington D.C. My boss is an amazing man, and I will be forever grateful for the amazing opportunity of serving my country with him. While I loved my job, politics really lends itself to burnout given its inherent nature. Therefore, I stand before you now a follower of Jesus, wife, mother, Pilates instructor and blogger. For now I have left Politics in my past, but if I am ever to return to the political arena, it would be to advocate for adoption. Surprised? J

Adoption and care for orphans is now my calling in life, along with my desire to encourage and support women dealing with infertility. When God gave me His heart for adoption, He REALLY gave me His heart for adoption and I am excited to see what further plans He has in store for our family through adoption! As I mentioned in my post on Orphan Sunday, not everyone is called to adopt children, but everyone is called to care for the fatherless. There are so many ways you can support and love on these children, and I ask you to consider how you can make a difference.

Also, join me in praying the following for our country on this momentous day:

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute." (Proverbs 31:8 NIV)

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV)

All this being said, let's get out and exercise our right to vote!! Praise God that we live in a country where we have this freedom!

Grace's First Time at the Polls as a U. S. Citizen!





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