Nail Biter

Here we are Tuesday evening, huddled around the television anxiously watching election results roll in.

This year, our two youngest sons were able to vote in their first presidential election. Two of our family members cast absentee ballots. Three of us waited in line for over two hours (some of that time in nippy 40 degree temps) to have our opportunity to vote.

One way or another, we should know the results by the time the sun rises tomorrow because the way it's all shaking out, we may not know the winner before we turn in for the night.

I am delighted that I'll be able to answer the telephone again. I've stopped doing it because 80% of recent calls were politically related. That's the price we pay for living in a swing state.

I hope all of you voted.  It is our right and our privilege even when it's inconvenient, even when it's cold out, even when we feel that our vote won't make a difference.  Every vote matters, and we are fortunate to live in a country where we still have the freedom to choose our leaders.

It may not always be that way.

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  1. Wow, that was a long wait to vote! We just walked in and voted, but we don't live in a swing state. Good that your sons got to vote! Our 23 y/o voted for his second presidential election; I told him to always vote even if he didn't keep track of all the issues on the ballot but to get out there and vote; it is one of our our biggest freedoms, no matter if our candidate wins or loses.


  2. Not sure how with such record long lines here and across the country produced such a low turn out. Curious. We will trust in the Lord now that the nail biting is behind us. Love you.

  3. What state are you in? I'm in FL and we're still too close to call. Crazy. It doesn't matter at this point, bu I was hoping FL wouldn't be the goofball state this year. Not after 2000, with the crazy chads and all. What a country, though. Freedom is complicated sometimes!