Thursday, May 19, 2011

Letter to the President

Today we finished out our history lessons by putting our current President's picture on our timeline. When I told Carli that even though we may not like him or agree with him very much, we still need to pray for him, she told me, "I don't want to pray for him. When I see his picture it makes me sick in my stomach." [One of the little boys in her Kindergarten class (2 years ago) told her that he kills babies, so she's not been really fond of him since. We had to explain a little more than we intended to at her tender age of 5.] Our last assignment in history was to write a letter to him. Here is what she dictated to me (she'll copy it to writing paper):

Carli Asbury

President Barack Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President,

My name is Carli. I am a homeschooled little girl. I am 7 years old, and I'm almost 8. I'm just writing to say I'm going to pray for you. I'm praying to God to give you wisdom.

Would you like to write back to me?




Diana Metz said...

Beautifully said....proud of Carli. I think we can is difficult to pray for him. She is being taught well - to do what is right even if it isn't all that pleasant.

Tina Hollenbeck said...

I can totally relate to Carli's feelings - i.e., that of being sick to her stomach when thinking of him! Now it's not only his stance on abortion but how he threw Israel under the bus today...and too many other things to count. Sigh. I do pray for him - that God would get hold of him and radically change him. Seems impossible...but nothing is impossible with our God! Good for Carli; it'll be interesting if you get any response.

Susan said...

I too have a hard time praying for President Obama. It is the best gift we could ever give him. I am so proud of Carli and hope to meet her one of these days!