"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tonight I Voted

I couldn't believe the turn out for voting tonight! I stood in line for over an hour to cast my ballot. Cody voted on Wednesday and it was the same for him too. I've said it before and I'll say it again. I am so grateful to live in this nation. What a privilege it is for us to be able to vote!

I've decided in the last few days to get out of the bitter barn about the election because that's not doing me or my family any good. The kids can tell that Mommy hasn't been so happy lately so things need to change. I love the saying "Let go and let God." It's so true, but so hard to do at times. The Lord really is in control and I need to remember that.

Tonight during family prayer we prayed that this nation will be okay and I felt peaceful. And even if we do see troubled times, I need to focus 100% on strengthening the one thing that I do have a lot of control over- my family. Our home needs to be a place that is safe and a refuge from the world. We need to focus more on having the spirit in our home at all times. We are going to be okay as long as we are prepared and are doing what's right. I can't control the rest of the world, but I can control myself and my own actions, thoughts, and attitudes.


Brock and Jennie said...

Good for you!

Chambers Family said...

I guess that's what happens in the big city. In our little town, I can go and be done in 30 minutes during the rush time! I'm grateful too. Hopefully I'll be all done researching so I can give an educated vote. Amen to all your thoughts!

jess... said...

Go OBAMA!!!!!

Just kidding...lol

Living My Dream said...

Good for you for voting! We did it a couple of weeks ago! Now I think you should come and see me on Monday and we will go see Sarah Palin who is coming here! Come on, I dare ya!!! It's only a 3 hour drive and you can spend the night at my mad house!!!

Ute Family said...

Good attitude to have. There are some things that we just can't control and we can't let that get to us...I have to tell myself that all the time! Nice to see that you're feeling more uplifted!

Heather said...

Amen sister! Love the "Let Go and Let God" saying, awesome!