Tuesday, November 06, 2012

I voted.

So I did my civic duty today and voted....it was the first really cold smoke-blowing day we've had with a leaf stripping rain coming down from daybreak.....and what do I see, but dozens...no hundreds of coffee drinking, smart phone addicted, spoiled to central heat and air, never step outside except to get the mail or run to the grocery, city dwellers wading through puddles ankle deep, queuing up to patiently wait their turns...to vote.   It was awesome and I confess, I got a bit teary eyed when after 90 minutes my turn finally arrived to make my choices and cast my ballot.  What an amazing country we live in...and I am SO thankful for it!

4 comments:

Joni said...

I agree with you, Cheryl. When my husband and I went to vote, I observed long lines, but no hostile voices. This is the first time I've seen that many people at the polls!

Diane said...

I did the early voting thing because I was having a good day and I never know when those will appear! I always hold my head a bit higher when I exit the polling place, proud to live in a country that still affords me the opportunity to take part in my government. It is a blessing I do not take lightly.

Terry said...

dear jada gigi ...what an amazing writer you are!...reading this, i just felt that i was part of the scene..you are a good girl jada gigi and i admire your thankfulness! as you know, i love the americans so much and i will really pray for them!
diane has such a great post today..it brought the tears to my eyes...i love the sisters.....love terry

Trish said...

I felt the same way! Big hugs!!!