Skip to comments.Exclusive: Sarah Palin's Thanksgiving Message
Posted on 11/23/2011 2:03:00 PM PST by onyx
Sarah Palin has sent The Brody File some personal Thanksgiving reflections. She talks movingly about her young son Trig. It is truly a heartfelt letter that gives God all the glory.
As for Trig, Palin is showing that while there are some people who just talk the talk when it comes to being pro-life she actually walks the walk too.
A Personal Thanksgiving Reflection by Sarah Palin:
On Thanksgiving, my family's traditions will reflect the loyal, active, robust, big family life that shaped me. We're so fortunate to be together to share the making of another year's memory. In these late autumn days with temperatures dipping to 20-degrees below zero, we'll brave Alaska's biting cold to run and skate and ride - just because we can, and for that I am so thankful. Life in America's Last Frontier is not an easy living, but it's a good living. Here in Alaska, where I'm never without inspiration, an optimistic pioneering spirit still permeates, and harsh conditions force us out of self-centeredness and towards community - often in order to survive.
This need for selflessness - and the blessings that come with it - sharpened for me almost four years ago when I was given the gift of broader horizons, clarified priorities, and more commitment to justice and compassion for my fellow man who faces challenges and fears. I was granted this through a gift that arrived in a tiny, six-pound, awe-inspiring bundle. We named him Trig.
I know America's potential for goodness, thus greatness, because I see it every day through my son. Nothing makes me happier or prouder than to see America's good heart when someone smiles at my Trig. I notice it happens often in airports. Often a traveler passing by does a double-take when they see him, perhaps curious about the curious look on his face; perhaps my son momentarily exercises an uncontrollable motion that takes the passerby by surprise. Perhaps, as an innocent and candid child announced when she first met Trig, they think "he's awkward." But when that traveler pauses to look again and smile, and maybe tells me what a handsome boy I have, I swell with American pride. I am so thankful for their good heart. They represent the best in our country and their kindness shows the real hope we need today.
I am thankful that, as in so many areas of life, the bitter people who say bitter things about someone facing challenges are so outnumbered. There have been stinging criticisms, even from people still screaming that Trig should never have been born, but we know those critics may be the loudest and most malicious, but they're not the majority.
To me, when individuals reflect the greater societal acceptance of someone facing challenges, they show the best of humanity - even by offering a simple pat on Trig's head or a knowing smile shot our way. Conversely, when a society works to eliminate the "weakest links" (as some would callously consider the disabled) or "the unproductive" (as some would callously consider the very young and the very old), it eliminates the very best of itself. When a society seeks to destroy them, it also destroys any ability or need for sincere compassion, empathy, improvement, and even goodwill. And those are the very best qualities of humanity! Those are the characteristics of a country that understands and embraces true hope! America can be compassionate and strong enough as a nation to be entrusted with those who some see as an "inconvenience," but who are really our greatest blessings.
Through Trig, I see firsthand that there is man's standard of perfection, and then there is God's. Man's standard is flawed, temporary, and shallow. God's standard lasts an eternity. At the end of the day, His is what matters.
So, this Thanksgiving my family will bundle Trig up and grin while we watch him through ice-frosted eyelashes as he curiously takes in all that is around him in the crisp open air. I hope your Thanksgiving gives you the opportunity to find that reminder of what really matters, too. For me, my perfect picture of thankfulness is my perfectly awesome son. With him, all is well with my soul and I know I am blessed.
Thank you for posting this!
Trig’s not perfect, but he’s perfectly awesome. What a nice way to look at life!
Yes, first mistake ever! A-OK-D-1! You take care, too.
Now, please have a HAPPY & BLESSED THANKGIVING!
Yes, first mistake ever! A-OK-D-1! You take care, too.
Now, please have a HAPPY & BLESSED THANKSGIVING!
Despite the back and forth, I do want to take the time to wish you a great Thanksgiving day. Take care.
Its like she grabbed the national microphone and wont give it back.
Please Sarah, please find something else to do with your time.
Same to you, Onyx!!
That’s a reasoned comment. I would be willing to debate the point, but by responding to it I would just contribute to a larger wound on this thread. Take care. Have fun.
Perhaps I misread your post.
Onyx has passion and support for the art of the possible, no matter how seemingly remote at the moment.
I respect her.
I appreciate that. Happy Thanksgiving to you.
Whether you did or not, it’s not important. It was nice of you to mention the possibility and I appreciate it.
While Onyx and I don’t see eye to eye on everything, we have had some nice personal discussions that I value a great deal, and appreciated very much.
Take care folks.
If you are sick of her, might I suggest not entering threads from or about her. Some of us are sick of the attacks on her from all sides. She is just a private citizen today and we would like to read and discuss her without having to read about someone elses disdain for her. Thanks for considering this request... which is what it is.
Right back at you DejaJude. Take care...
Since you asked ... ;-)
OOoookay...Happy Thanksgiving...I guess.
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