VOTING

Well, the election is over…we won’t even talk about the results…BUT, I did want to share about my voting experience this year.  When I voted for Bush in 04, Ruby was with me and was only seven months or so and did great in the long line.  This year, just four short years later, I am in line with THREE kids.  Fortunately, we vote at our neighborhood clubhouse and the kids played on the playground for a bit while I stood in line.  Well, after about thirty minutes of waiting, I realize, “OH NO, I don’t have my wallet.”  I knew I brought it with me, but it was not with me now.  UGH.  The sweet ladies around me said, “Run and check in your car.  We’ll hold your place with your kids.”  I ran (literally) to my car.  No wallet.  I ran (literally) back to the line wondering what I could do.  I live super close to the clubhouse, so I ran (literally) all the way home while my kids stood in line with perfect strangers who were nice.  No wallet.  I ran (literally) all the way back to my car and searched everywhere and found the wallet under Mack’s seat.  I ran (literally) all the way back to the line just in time to fill out the form before you get in the other line to get ready to vote.  The girls did ok…they were laying on the floor in the room where I was going to vote because they were so tired of being there.  The great thing is that I wasn’t discouraged from voting…what a great privilege.  I am trying not to be a sore loser, but oh my I get a bit perturbed if I think about the results too long.  I most definitely trust the Lord and am sure that He is not surprised by the results, but I am still disappointed.  The good that did come out of it is that my children (if they remember any of this) will know that it is important to vote, even if you have to run a mile before-hand.

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