About Me

Van Walton

Fun Facts about Van Walton

My favorite smell: The way the earth smells after it rains.

My favorite sound: The first notes of a grand symphony.

My favorite way to relax: Sitting anywhere outside - on my front porch, on my deck, or by the lake, early in the morning with my first cup of coffee.

My favorite birthday dessert: a Peach cobbler baked by my husband. He’s my fave chef!

I will not eat: Avocado. They turn my stomach into a volcano that never erupts.

Technology I couldn't live without and why: My laptop - it takes me anywhere I want to go.

One thing that makes me smile: My sons' faces!

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My book, From the Pound to the Palace, is available for $10
from Proverbs 31 Ministries.


Pound to Palace


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Thursday, January 15, 2009

BARACK OBAMA - PRESIDENT ELECT TO SOME, A DADDY TO OTHERS

Thanks to all of you who left comments on yesterday's blog. Your words encouraged me and reminded me that I do have something to share. When the deceiver's convincing lies threaten to erase my passion for communication, I can return to your comments and send that evil liar to sit on a tack.

I want to spend a few days addressing some of your comments and announcing who will receive a copy of Air's book on Saturday, but today I want to honor our soon to be new president.

He is just like you and me. He is a parent struggling with the very doubts you and I entertain. He knows he has not spent much time with his girls.

Daddy president elect has a great idea to share with us: write a letter to your children. And guess what? We get to read it. Read on:

In an open letter to his daughters, just days ahead of his inauguration, President-elect Barack Obama acknowledged that he has missed a lot in their lives over the past two years, and explains to them why he ran for the nation's highest office.

"I realized that my own life wouldn't count for much unless I was able to ensure that you had every opportunity for happiness and fulfillment in yours. In the end, girls, that's why I ran for President: because of what I want for you and for every child in this nation," he wrote in the letter.”

Obama gets a bit sentimental at times, saying that becoming a
father changed him. "I soon found that the greatest joy in my life was the joy saw in yours."

He also uses the letter to spell out what he hopes to achieve for all children: good schools and job opportunities; unity along racial gender and religious lines; and a cleaner, safer world.

Obama closes the letter with this: "I love you more than you can ever know. And I am grateful every day for your patience, poise, grace, and humor as we prepare to start our new life together in the White House."

Wow - girl friends, should I put his name in the drawing for a copy of FROM the POUND to the PALACE? After all his daughters have been promised the gift of a doggie when they get settled into the white house.

You know it is every author's dream to get her books into the hands of the great ones. If anyone has any idea how I might get a copy of my book into the white house, please let me know. The book and DVD will be in the mail - yesterday!!
Keep on writing about how much you love your children and PRAY for our president to be, his wife, and their two precious daughters. God has given them to us, to lead us, to govern over us for such a time as this.

God bless America and may we share our blessings with one another and this world we temorarily call home.

2 comments:

Gail W. said...

Van, I really enjoyed reading this today. Whatever anyone thinks of his politics, it is touching to see his love for his children. Thanks for the reminder that we are all called to be in daily prayer for our leaders.

Casey S. said...

I second that. I too enjoyed it.
It's great to see the love he has.
Thank you for sharing that.

Have a blessed day.