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Republicans, Democrats, and God

IMG_6001The funny thing about life is that God does not care if you are a Republican or a Democrat. In life, it is how you treat other people that matters. I’m laughing inside because my husband is such a Republican to the core that he may disagree with this statement…but ultimately he would agree with a smile on his face.

Today at mass I could not stop thinking of Joe Biden.

This may seem like the weirdest statement ever but for the past week, I have thought about him a lot.

Joe Biden is the Vice President of the United States and obviously a Democrat. I told my husband tonight that I couldn’t stop thinking about him. My husband looked at me like I was crazy. I told him that I thought he had more in common with Joe Biden then he thought and he looked at me like I was REALLY crazy.

Joe Biden is a devout Catholic. My husband is a devout Catholic. I love this about him.

I cannot imagine what Joe Biden is going through right now.


Years ago, Joe Biden’s wife was in a car accident. His wife and daughter were killed. His two young sons suffered great injuries in this accident.

Joe Biden was a single dad for a few years who had to live with the loss of his daughter and wife. I cannot even fathom losing a child and a spouse at the same time. How unfair.

Biden remarried and has had a very successful career. However, he lost his wife and daughter…How do you wrap your mind around that?


I remember reading about Biden’s son Beau, a few years ago going to MD Anderson for treatment. Apparently he had a brain tumor and sought out treatment and eventually was cured.

Last week when we were in Mexico, it was all over the news: Joe Biden’s son dies, loses life to brain tumor. Apparently the brain tumor came back and ultimately was not treatable.
According to the news, Beau Biden was an amazing man. He was not arrogant and tried to live his life in a good way and according to what God would want.

How do you wrap your brain around this? Man loses wife, young daughter, and eventually son?

I don’t care what political party you belong to or don’t belong to.

How do you wrap your brain around losing your two children and spouse?

I can’t even imagine.

One of our family friend’s lost two sons. I do not know how she does it.

Actually, I do. Her faith. His faith.

Both Joe Biden and our family friend have faith.

Life is so short. For some it is a lot shorter than others. Brad’s grandma, Mary, is 98 years old and is 98 years young. Brad suffered a devastating miscarriage (at five months) a few years ago and he will see his baby, Angel, in Heaven when he dies.

Life is short. I have to constantly remind myself that how you treat others and what type of person you are is what is truly important. I fail so many times in trying to be a good person but ultimately I have to just keep trying harder.

Joe Biden is a very strong Democrat and my husband is a very strong Republican. When I told my husband that I couldn’t stop thinking about Joe Biden, he thought that I was crazy. I asked him if he knew about Joe Biden and his past. He didn’t.


After I told him his story, my husband had a different perception about Joe Biden. He is a nice man who lost his wife and two kids. It didn’t matter that he was a Democrat and Vice President of the United States. My husband was in awe of Biden’s faith.

We have to keep on living and trying to be the best people we can be. That is what God would want, regardless of what religion or political affiliation you are.

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