After an extensive election campaign, it's almost time to find out who our president will be for the next four years. Tim and I both voted early this year. He mailed in his ballot to AZ and I've been registered in TX for the last three years so I voted early in El Paso. I assumed that on this day I wouldn't want to be standing on my feet in a long line, or possibly miss voting altogether if I was in labor or already had our baby girl (no such luck on the latter). Last week I went to a tiny polling station in a run down shopping plaza a couple miles from our house and was in and out in five minutes. It was an exhilarating feeling to cast my vote for president, just as it was four years ago, and the four years before that when I had the opportunity to vote for the first time. This year I struggled with my decision for president and ultimately surprised myself. My faith and belief in The Bible has grown exponentially since the last election and caused my vote to swing in a new direction. Regardless of who wins, I like what one of our church pastors had to say about the victor. He discussed how worked up and angry people can become during this time of year, but reminded us that God is in control and already knows what will happen...and ALLOWS it to happen.
I know Tim and I will be anxiously waiting by the television to find out the winner tonight (supposing a prediction can be made, and is correct). I hope you've all casted your votes already or plan on heading to the polls today. Happy Election Day!