Monday, November 3, 2008

The Big Day -

I am a little bit excited. I don't ever remember being excited to vote, but I believe I am actually going to lose sleep tonight. My plan is to wake up and get down to the polls at 6:00 a.m. to cast my vote in what I think is an extremely exciting year in politics ... and I like how this makes me feel.

Tonight we had a high-spirited conversation with some of my family members regarding this topic. As we sat around eating pizza, going over propositions and sharing opinions, it really made me feel American! I'm not sure which nationality I felt like before, but now I'm totally American.

We didn't all agree on the aforementioned topics and we have quite the diverse little group of family members, but we talked. There was no shouting, no name calling, no slapping ... just talking. Something in that conversation screamed to me that we had grown up. We were no longer youngsters trying to get our way, we are adults trying to pave a way that we believe in. I liked it, and I am ready to cast my vote.

I don't think the polls are going to lean my way. A landslide is in the forecast. But I will do my part to try to tip the scales and then pray for the future of our country.

There is a rumor that these will be record breaking voter numbers. In an effort to handle the lines in an orderly fashion, all Obama voters have been asked to vote on Wednesday. Thank you for your cooperation.


Kacey's View said...

"but now I'm totally American." hahaha

brandi said...

i totally love your last sentence! made me smile :) i am sad because i think the election will not go in our favor, but at least we cast our ballot!


Chris Shill said...

wouldn't that be great if they could and would all vote on Wednesday.....I'm with ya... I did also vote this wee early morning and was so glad i did there was no waiting in line for me, the only thing i wished i would of remembered was my reading glasses... good thing i brought the sample ballet and could see that black line going across, or i would of been out of luck...

amy.legler said...

Hahahaha that would be my wonderful mother who yelled to grow up :) I do agree with you that it was a great conversation! Like you said, no yelling, no hitting, just simply talking! It was wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Too late, couldn't stop me!


Tina said...

Boy! I'm sorry we missed that last night! Yeah, we are a diverse group! My fingers are crossed!