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.