Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Silence

It's Election Day. I am sitting in a silent house. I refuse to turn on the tv or look at the internet. I can't bear the thought of hearing all of the talking heads carry on about calling a state for one candidate or the other when less than 1% of the vote is in. How does that work?

I voted today. I haven't voted since the 2000 election. Not because I didn't want to, but when the Army moved us to Germany, my wonderful home county decided I didn't live here anymore and dropped me from the rolls. I didn't bother to re-register until this year. And I was almost too late. I'm such a procrastinator.

So, not only am I sitting without the tv and internet going but I am praying. Hard. Christina told me that we needed to pray that God's will be done. Oh, but it's hard. The outcome effects my life. Not just in the grand scheme of things, but literally. Jason's in the Army. The new chief could make or break his future. There are big decisions to be made depending on how it all ends.

Do I dare continue my morning ritual of turning on the tv for an hour before I go? I might have to leave it on SpongeBob all morning.

I wish I could go to bed with a feeling of peace in my heart. But I can't.

1 comment:

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Hey Christy,
I was in the same "state" of mind as I just turned off my tv after 10% of the votes were in and they were calling the state on election night.
I just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you & your family. I will continue to pray for our nation and especially for our military, and that this new chief keeps our nation and those who fight for it safe.......xOxO