the 2012 election is over

Well, I must admit, I am at a loss for words today.  The election is over, and some pretty amazing events transpired as a result.  My thoughts and emotions are running wild at the moment.

My country has the same president, my city has a new mayor, and my state has higher taxes, all because of our freedom to vote!

I realize with so many differing opinions, there is no way possible for everyone to be completely satisfied with the results of this election.

There is one thing that I do know, and I put my hope in this, and only in this.

God is in control.  Always has been, and always will be.  God You reign!

And I know this to be true…

There is unwavering peace today…

when an uncertain tomorrow…

is trusted to an unchanging God.” – Ann Voskamp

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I voted!

Finally!  The day is here!  November 6, 2012, election day!

I must admit, I have been waiting for this day for a couple of reasons. One reason is, I simply want it to be over with.  I have grown weary of the “battle”, and I’m ready for the focus to shift from “who the best person for the job is“, to “the person doing the job the best that they can“.

Another reason I’m excited for this day, is because it is my opportunity as a citizen of the United States to express my opinion freely, and without fear.  I hear it over and over again, and I guess I get a little used to the fact that this is my right, etc., and I have a tendency to forget just how unique this opportunity is.

But when I step into this little booth, and fill in the circles with the little black pen, I am reminded of so many things, and this moment becomes a very powerful moment of mixed emotions!

I feel honor, pride, power, enthusiasm, hope, and confidence that I am doing the right thing.

A lot of people over the course of history have fought hard to give me this opportunity, and I am forever grateful to them.  The opportunity to make a difference on a grand scale, impacting generations to come.

Yes, it’s my right to vote, and I believe it is also my duty to vote.  And when I step out of the voting booth, I am given this little sticker that I am proud to wear and proclaim to the world….I voted!