Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I Voted!


I voted first thing this morning. I dropped the monkeys off at preschool, and drove straight there. Thru the pouring rain, and slush. Pouring is an understatement, by the way. It was more like pounding rain, if that's possible. But, that's a whole other topic of discussion.
There were no lines. I was anticipating huge masses of people. I'd heard that the early voting was a complete debacle. So, I was pleasantly surprised that I got right in.

Again, I find myself wanting to grumble about all the turmoil our country has been in the last few weeks, and about feeling like my vote isn't worth much or isn't going to make a difference.

And again, I'm trying to find reasons to be thankful.

I'm thankful, that, at least, I get to vote. That, as an American, and a woman, I have rights. And I have a say in who leads our country. And if everyone who thought their vote doesn't count, didn't vote, how would we make that decision?
Today, I'm thankful that I got to vote, and I'm proud to be an American!!!

12 comments:

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Amen...I love your Thankful posts! And you have such a beautiful family!

Redhoodoos said...

Hi Sher! I just came back from voting too. I have been disillusioned with the candidates too. I am not very pleased with either candidate. Sigh.

Love your blog - the music is great.

Kristina P. said...

I didn't have any lines either. Yay for voting!

kitchenditcher said...

I sure wish that Mitt Romney had made it. I don't really like either candidate. I can't believe that out of the millions of people in the U.S. that we came up with these two yahoos as candidates for the presidency of the United States.

Mother Goose said...

thankful we voted. Mr. Incredible brought dash with him to vote. He loved the opportunity.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

I voted, too! And my daughter who just turned 18 and is able to vote for the very first time came with me to vote. It was awesome. Yes, I'm thankful for the right to vote. You should be proud for going despite the the weather. It would have been easier to take for granted your right to choose. So hats off to you, Sher!

devri said...

Me too I voted!! and felt good, cuz now I can compain legitally!!!(is that even a word?)

Mikki said...

No lines for me too. Got right in and got the business taken care of. Too bad he didn't win. OH well. I feel like you too, wondering if it really matters much, but at least I did my part.
I'm loving your thankful posts. Keep 'em coming!!

Motherboard said...

Guess what I did last night at 6:47pm at the Bible church...

Yup. I voted too. I got a little sticker and everything! (for reals. I'm not just saying'!) :oP

AND, I am very pleased with the ending results.

{{ducks the rock throwing}}

Miss Pickle said...

i felt the same way when i was waiting in line {for like 2 hours!..anyway....}

i felt empowered that MY VOTE counts. it felt great to know that i love in a country that i CAN vote and that MY VOTE matters. :)

Motherboard said...

Hey! you have 35 subscribers... did you know??

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Janice said...

I have decided that I just need to focus on being a great mother and wife and raise my children to be good Americans. Please bless we don't become a socialist country.