I have been listening to an audio book titled, When Character Was King by Peggy Noonan. It is beautifully written. Peggy also wrote Patriotic Grace which I have been reading for the past few weeks as well.
|section of the Berlin Wall|
|about to enter Reagan's Presidential Library|
Reagan didn't run for office because it was what he wanted, he ran because the people wanted him. Can you honestly say that about our leaders today? I imagine there must be a small handful that serve sincerely out of duty and the good of the people and not their own personal gain or prestige, but most serve for selfish reasons...power, money and influence. Reagan only ran when he knew the people wanted him.
|model of the White House at the Reagan Library|
A hefty portion of this book is dedicated to the assassination attempt on Reagan. As it should be, I guess, but I found myself surprised at the time spent on the subject. Why? Maybe because it hasn't been amplified by the media in my life or in the history books. I don't know. But, it was a very significant event. He almost died and clearly God's hand of protection was on him. Today, we saw at the Presidential Library the suit he was wearing and the very minuscule bullet hole in his coat. I was near tears numerous times as various account and perspectives were narrated about this event. All of them captivating.
|Just helping the old man down the hall.|
|My precious warrior prince.|