Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day...

I woke up this morning happy to add my vote to the millions that will be voting for our next President of the United States.  I have been thinking a lot about the privilege I have in casting my vote because I was born in The United States.  As I stood in line to cast my ballot, I was thinking what a great country I live in.  We are afforded many rights in this country that are not available to so many in the world.  

 I was extremely happy to see a line already formed before the precincts opened (even though I had to wait in said line).  I'm hoping that will mean there will be a record turn out!  Bre went with me, I had my "cheat sheet" with me.  We waited and discussed what it means to be able to vote.  Not only is it a right that we have, but a responsibility.  I was so happy to be able to share this with her.  She missed it by eight months.  But she is finding that she has deep opinions and wants for her country. She is seeing the importance of being a part of the system.  
We have a responsibility to make our voice heard.  We have a responsibility that has been handed down through the generations, from our forefathers.  
So today I voiced my opinion.  I voted.  I am very grateful to be a United States Citizen and hope that this election will give our country what it needs to get back on track.  I am so very thankful and grateful to all the service men and woman who have fought, died and protected our rights that we have here.  I will be watching with anticipation later today as the election unfolds.  I will be grateful that I had a chance to cast my ballot.  I am so very grateful to live in this great country.

To celebrate election day I will be giving away a 6x6 Now and Then Paper pad from Teresa's new release.  Leave a comment and I will pick a winner this weekend!

10 comments:

  1. No matter who wins, voting is a right and a responsibility. Of course, I really want my guy to win, (wink). Thanks for the opportunity to win on the giveaway.

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  2. You are so right- it is a privilege to vote. This is the first year I did an absentee ballot. ..no lines for me. That was sort of nice. Love that paper pad. Hope I win. I have a little paper addiction!

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  3. I love how your words inspire your projects and your projects inspire your words. Today is no different. We all need to continue to be thankful for the many blessings and rights we continue to have in this nation of ours. Great blog post.

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  4. <3<3<3 that paper!!! THANKS!!!

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  5. Oooooo, a giveaway??? What a sweet idea! Thanks for the opportunity-miss you! Melle

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  6. I love the pictures of Bre and family! So nice.
    The paper is very cute!
    I love her Christmas cricut cartridge too.

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  7. I love the freedome of being able to vote and also take it very seriously. Thank you for the opportunity and all you do for us!Both in class and with your blog. You inspire me, regularly! Hugs and more hugs!

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  8. Thank you for remaining us of our right and responsibility and the opportunity to win the awesome paper!

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  9. I haven't missed an election since I turned 21 years old and that was 39 years ago. I love living in a country that affords us the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We are blessed to be able to express ourselves through any medium that suits us (like scrapin').

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  10. What a fitting blog and tribute to the veterans who fight to keep our freedom and rights! We do need to instill that involvement in the future generations as well! We do live in an amazing country. Long may it be great.

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