Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Never Too Young to Rock the Vote

Benjamin may be 18 years away from being able to cast a ballot, but that didn't stop him from coming with me to cast mine yesterday. At 7:30 am, we headed to the polls along with neighbors Julie and Nolan. We figured that since that it was so early, there wouldn't be too much of a wait.
Two hours later, Nolan and Benjamin were over-tired and on the verge of a meltdown. Julie and I let them crawl around to expend some energy to the amusement of some and the irritation of others. Oh, well. Can't win 'em all. The important thing is that both babies hung in there just long enough for us cast our ballots.
Later that evening, my friend Yvonne and her pup Girl came over to wait for the results. We cracked open a bottle of bubbly and, with tears in our eyes, watched history being made.
Though you and I may have cast our ballots for different candidates, I think that we can both agree that our nation has forever been changed. Here's to the future.


Catherine (aka Lucy's Mommy) said...

Here! Here!

How amazing to not only watch but be a part of history!

Renee said...

I was teary and emotional too, although we didn't have any bubbly... to bad.