Tuesday, November 4, 2008

America Has Chosen

Like him or not he is our new President ... I pray that God grants him the wisdom and strength to lead our country down the right path.



Tonight when I voted I took my kids with me as we stood in line I talked to them about how great it was to be able to choose who we wanted to run our country and how other countries don't have that right. We talked briefly about how this election was unique in the fact that this was the first time we had a black presidential nominee. I told them how important it was to vote, that by not voting we were giving up our voice and letting others speak for us. After standing in line for an hour it was finally my turn to vote and my kids stood by side as they watched me picked my candidate. I hope I showed them how it important it was to vote and that when they are old enough will let their voice be heard and vote for who they want leading our country.

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11 comments:

My Two Army Brats said...

I'm sure you all had a wonderful time in line for an hour.

It is what it is and our country will be fine. We did our part and that's all we can do!

Elena said...

Amen

Krazy Armstrong K's! said...

thats cool! Hope your kids remember that moment because its going down in the history books, how cool for your kids to be able to say "I remember standing in line with mom"

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

My thoughts exactly on the way it turned out! We too have talked to our oldest about voting and how important it is. Happy WW!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

great lesson! I pray for our 44th President as well!

angie said...

Don't you just love election day.....the memories and experiences?

Susie said...

Well said.

jori-o said...

It's so great to see how many people set a good example by bringing their kids to the polls. Thanks for stopping by...and thank you for your family's sacrifice and your hubby's service. Seriously. Thank you!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

I think it is great that you took your children and used it at a teaching experience. I took mine as well although they are a bit young to get it. My daughter asked me what kind of juice I was voting for as they had a mock election in preschool for juice the day before. ;)

Mrs. S said...

Beautiful. I agree that it's great to have a voice, although my voice wasn't heard too loudly, either.

Chris said...

Great to hear that you're getting your kids involved. My nine year old son was riveted to the results last night (his school "voted" yesterday) -- even though his guy didn't win.
Maybe there is hope.