Monday, November 03, 2008

Election Day
















Today we decide on who will lead our country for the next 4 years. How lucky we are to have that choice, that right, that privilege. There are a lot of things you can argue about this election. Know matter who you support this election is certainly a historic election no one can argue that. We stand on the brink of having our first women Vice President or first African American president. That is overwhelming to me, that in my life time history will be made. Being the mother of a Girl adopted from China it makes me emotional. The possibilities that lie in front of her now that she is an American citizen are endless. We voted early on Sat. and as we sat there amongst a cross section of our community I could not help but get emotional about the process and my daughter. Her life is so different now then it would have been had she remained in China. We love China and it's people don't get me wrong but the view of women in that part of the world is a slow changing thing, It is changing but slowly. I realized as we sat there waiting for our turn to cast our votes that Sophia now has the right to make her voice heard to participate in the process by casting her own vote. We sat there and talked about her future and what is in front of her and realized that because she was born in China she might never have the opportunity to be President (something most parents say in jest "Oh he/she is going to be president one day"). Maybe just maybe her voice will help change that one day.

If you have not voted please get out today and cast your vote....

7 comments:

Cheri and Shane said...

Okay, I haven't commented since your Halloween post!!! LOL (So you aren't missing anything from me..LOL)

Anyways, good job on motivating everyone to get out there and vote. But will you still be my friend even though I'm not voting??!! LOL

Love ya!

Sophia's Mama said...

OK well good I am glad I have everything from you.

I guess I will still be your friend. You still have time to go and vote and Ohio is important no matter who you support.. GO VOTE!!!!!

Kevin and Kimberly said...

Great post...

Unfortunately, I am not voting either, as I didn't have time to register in FL yet. But, I'll miss doing it!

Sophia's Mama said...

OK Kim you get a pass because of the move but Cheri, no excuse LOL you still have time polls in Ohio don't close until 7:30pm

Alyson & Ford said...

We voted and yes, we took AA with us so she could "witness" the great process we have in the USA. I was proud to take her!

Alyson
Mommy to Alyzabeth since 09/16/08!
LID 01/27/06

Mike and Rhonda said...

Well, yours is much more appealing than mine! But, you are right GREAT minds think alike! Mike and I voted together...that was so special.

Jonni said...

It is so great that you made the comment about our daughters not being allowed to run for the Presidency one day since they were not born in the U.S. I so agree with you that this rule is antiquated and really wrong. If America is the melting pot then why can't someone who is an American but was born outside of the U.S. not run for President? I was just discussing this with hubby the other night. Maybe we can start a petition. :)

Hugs,
Jonni