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I have worn many labels (Not in any particular order): Catholic, Wife, Mom,Gramma, Doctor, Major, Soccer Mom, Military Wife, Professor, Fellow.
All of these filter my views of the world. I hope that like St. Monica, I can through prayer, words and example, lead my children and others to Faith.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
A Good Husband
Anyone who has read my blog for a while knows that I am not a big fan of President Obama. I disagree with him on economics, on health care, on abortion, on embryonic stem cell research, and probably a good deal more. However, I am not going to join the crowd fussing because he took his wife to New York City for a date night. Quite frankly, I am thrilled to see the President and his wife act like a loving married couple. Marriage is tough. It takes time and effort to keep the relationship strong. Do we expect them to put their marriage on hold for four or even eight years and pick it up again later? I think it is great that the President takes the time to watch his daughters play soccer and then treats his wife to a special evening out. Our culture needs to see successful men who are also committed family men. A trip to New York City is not that outlandish when you live in Washington D.C. You can’t expect the President to hop on Amtrak. The security issues would be horrific. So they take a private plane. I don’t know if it is customary for the president to reimburse the government for private travel or not. He should do what others have done before him. President Bush spent time at his ranch in Texas and I am sure he flew there on Air Force One. There are plenty of reasons to criticize President Obama and his administration. The fact that he has some one-on-one time with his wife is not one of them.