Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

Welcome Home Mr. President!

Our part of Texas is just delighted to welcome you two home!
I echo Clayton Williams words, "Thanks to you and Laura for setting high standards of ethics, courage, and grace in the White House. You've made us proud."

I think this song echoes my heart today. Whether you supported President Bush or not, he deserves our thanks. These words were penned by Steven Curtis Chapman:

Good-bye Mr. President, I guess the time has come for you to, Pack up all your things and turn the page, So I was thinking as you left, I’d try to write a song to tell you,
What so many of us want to say. For all those sleepless nights, I am sure you must have had, For all the prayers I’m sure you prayed, For how you tried to lead us when the way was so unclear, I am sure it wasn’t always evident, but thank you Mr. President!

Good-bye Mr. President, You will not be forgotten, All the courage and the hope you helped us find,I can’t imagine how it felt, To stand where you were standing, And to try to make the calls you thought were right.

So for those sleepless nights, I am sure you must have had, That put those lines around your eyes, For how you carried the weight, Even when the lights went out, I am sure you’ll never know how much it meant, I thank you Mr. President.-So for those days ahead, When they write about the past, And everybody has their say, From all of us who know, You gave us everything you could, We hope you will remember this, Thank you Mr. President!-Good-bye Mr. President.

As we begin praying for the new President of the United States and his family, I just couldn't let today go by without expressing my gratitude and thanks to President and Laura Bush. We welcome home Midland's favorite son and daughter today!


Beth in NC said...

That is so precious! I pray notes like yours will fall into their laps somehow.

Bless you!

Homesteader in Training said...

Very well put my friend. I thank them as well.
Hugs to you!!!

Tracy said...

Amen Kristi! I am praying God's blessings upon them as they settle back into life as American citizens. Thank you so much for posting those lyrics.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this. My heart has been heavy all morning as I think about how relieved President Bush must feel and at the same time how burdened he must feel because of the way he has been treated. I'm going to add a link to this page on my blog, if you don't mind. Thank you again!

bp said...

Such a lovely post! I have been contemplating what to write about today. I LOVE the SCC song you included.

Brenda said...

Great post! I am very grateful for all the Bush's have done for our country for the last 8 years!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I think our country was so eager to make Bush the villian of our economy woes but they will eventually find out that really they only had themselves to blame. Fmr. Pres. Bush really held our country together during some really tough times. I hope he and Mrs. Bush enjoy their retirement years. May God bless them.

The Berry's Patch said...

Hi Kristi,

You have such a beautiful blog here. It's so nice to meet you. Thank you for your encouraging words today on my blog.

Brandee :-)

Debra said...

This just blessed my heart...I wish he could see it.

Blessings to you Kristi!

sister sheri said...

I hadn't heard this song... thanks for sharing it. My heart agrees.

Melanie said...

I'm with you... I thank them, too!

I've read the comment you left me earlier today several times. I was so touched by your honesty in sharing your feelings regarding Rachel and her diagnosis, not just for now, but for the rest of her life. My "mommy heart" immediatly came to the forefront and I prayed for you and have continued to do so throughout the day.

I'll continue praying... for you, for Rachel and for all your family. Any changes outside our norm are difficult and those involving our children sometimes can be the hardest.

Praying hard here in North Texas tonight....

Andrew's mommy said...

I found your blog from the Prayer Blog for Harper. I was so sad to see President and Mrs. Bush board the helicopter to leave DC. I appreciate his service to our country and am so disappointed in the way he has been treated as a human being.

Karen M said...

Great post! My sil was helping out with some of the events I think. Did I tell you I have 2 sils in Midland and my mil and another sil are in Lamesa.

Deanna said...

wow, I didn't know that Steven Curtis Chapman had written this!

Beautiful! a beautiful memory of a great president past, a job well done, and to think of the calls he probably suffered to make in order to keep us and our familes safe! What courage President Bush expressed on behalf of the people of the USA. A man of faith!

Thanks for sharing!

CntryMomma said...

I'd never heard that song. Gonna have to look it up!