The Scene at Our House When Romney Secured GOP Nomination

This sunny afternoon, I took the kids to Austin’s trap shooting practice.  We were thankful when a cloud came through to lessen the heat.  He was shooting 100 rounds, so we needed the relief from the sun.  Then, out of nowhere, we saw a wind and rain storm coming over the hills.  The skeet were not going in a predictable pattern, so the boys were missing their shots.  The gravel road next to us stirred and dust from it enveloped us.  We couldn’t see, we coughed. The things on our table got picked up and thrown across the field.  All of us scurried to get to shelter as lightning suddenly started flashing in the sky.  When we finally got in the car, the visibility was so low that we could barely get home.  David, on his way home from work during the same time, ran over one of those orange and white traffic barriers which was tossed onto the interstate.  My friend’s minivan was hit by one of those little swimming pools usually in suburban back yards.

By the time we got home, Naomi was crying in the car, horrified by the pounding rain.  It was so loud on our metal roof that we had to shout to hear each other.  Even though we only had to traverse five feet to get inside the house, we were all completely soaked.

Then, almost immediately, it all stopped.

After working on the Romney effort since 2006, you guys know.  It’s been hard.  We’ve weathered our storms.  We’ve been beaten up.  We’ve been caught off guard by unexpected turns-of-events.

Then, tonight, Gov. Romney clinched the nomination, finally crossing the threshold of 1,144 delegates.

At that precise moment, our household was embraced by a rainbow — a symbol of God’s mercy in spite of it all.

Honestly, I was tempted to take this moment for granted…  I was tempted to remind our readers at EFM that we have a long way to go.  But instead, I stood back and was very very thankful for the moment.

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  • Cindy McCaffrey

    What a perfect metaphor – in so many ways! I’ve been following you and David for many years and so appreciate all you’ve both done to help others understand why Mitt Romney should be our President. I’m glad you took a moment to enjoy and share that beautiful rainbow; it provokes such a wonderful calmness and sense of peace. It’s the same way we’ll feel in November when Mitt wins the election knowing the world will be a better place because of it. Thanks again, you guys are the best!

  • http://www.arealeducation.com Belinda French

    Remember the tornadoes that came through Tennessee and Kentucky Super Tuesday of 2008? Our Romney yard sign blew to who knows where. We never found it!
    We also experienced that same storm yesterday that you wrote about and the rainbow. We join with you in your thankfulness.

  • matt

    And to think that conservatives mock Obama supporters for their fervor

  • Hannah Rebekah

    Beautiful. I too have been following you for years…since Romney ran the first time. Keep up the good work…it’s paying off. I’m proud to call you a friend. You and David are good people. The best!!!

  • Terry

    Even God rested on the seventh day. Surely there is noting wrong with stepping back briefly and taking time to appreciate what has been achieved thus far. I’ve certainly been doing that the past few days.

    I heard Rush on the radio today, positively glowing over the way Mitt is staying focused on Obama-caused pathetic economy and the fact that Mitt is refusing to let the Obama campaign side-track him with other issues. According to Rush, team Obama was counting on the Bain Capital issue to take down Mitt, after which ads about his supposed failure as MA governor would finish the job. Problem is, almost nobody seems to care about Bain–though the ads did manage to irritate some in the Democratic party who then promptly voiced their irritation publicly about the bashing of free enterprise. I don’t think Romney’s record as governor is going to get any more traction among the general populace than the Bain thing did. Romney has lit the dynamite fuse, and Obama and crew can smell the smoke from it creeping up behind them. Hannity played a sound clip on the radio of Axelrod getting booed in MA. Nothing seemingly going right for Obama and company.

    MITT = “Making It This Time” (Original acronym intentional.)


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