Thursday, November 6, 2008

And Now, The Jumping On The Couch...

Again, it's been a while since I've been here. I would really love to get here every day and write. I'd also like it to be "good" writing. Mostly funny. And if I could squeeze out entertaining, I'd be a happy camper too.

I don't know if today is going to fall under those categories, as I am forcing myself to sit and write. We'll see where it goes.

So the election. I was going to get on here and write a big old tah-dah about it. Cuz it is exciting. I was caught up in it. I followed. I soaked in all I could. I went beyond the news channels to get my info. I dug. I felt very informed and involved in the whole process. I laughed at my 5-yr-old hooping and hollering for "her" candidate. I felt proud of that, even though we were on different teams.

I was "one of those" in the middle. There were things I could pull from both candidates (and VP candidates) that I agreed with, that excited me. I've noticed that since I've had the kiddos and the big faith, I've become more conservative. Maybe 12, and counting, years in the military has a little something to do with it too. I didn't always used to be that way, but now, finally, at the age of 35, I know what I want out of life (and after) and I know my own personal values. I prayed and kept looking at those values.

And now, I will continue to do that. I have to admit, I'm excited. Still. Looking forward to the future. It's more than a huge moment in our country's history. I will admit to you that after we found out Obama won, I found myself smiling (and not just because my 5-yr-old was doing the victory dance on the couch). I mean, I'm happy for him. It's not what I wanted. I know a lot of people were mad, mad, mad. But I'm not one of them. I did my part. This is how it turned out. I will still keep praying. I will still hold my own values. I am very proud to be part of all of this. Just to be given that opportunity. I know what a gift it is. And I will look to our future with hope.

4 comments:

Liesl said...

I couldn't have said it any better. Now we just have to pray for better days, right?

Sunshine said...

Yes...I feel like we can only go UP from here (pleeeease?)...

Jen B. said...

You said everything I've been thinking & feeling! I wanted to write a post about the election but I just couldn't find the words. Thanks for finding them for me! Let's pray things will get better for our country!

Dee from Downunder said...

I can't remember, but do your Presidents only get one term? Then there is a new one? Can they go on and on and on and on .... like ours?? Just curious.

We elected a new Prime Minister this year - Yes! We did! Honestly! Didn't you know???... His name is Kevin BTW, I am sure it was all over your news at the time, being so important to Australia and all... you would have had it front page news and everything.. right? ;)