Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A family who votes together............

The first words out of Naomi's mouth this morning when she came down stairs were "DID YOU VOTE FOR MCCAIN YET?" Her daddy quickly told her that he had and mommy was going soon. Hannah came over so we could go vote together in her first election. Malachi and I will meet up with Gideon at 1 so they can vote as well. Its Gideon's first election to vote in person for president.Last time he was in Iraq. Its Malachi's first presidential election as well. Esther and Jael will vote together for their first presidential choice in 2012..sweet Esther who is so up on politics and theology and debates frequently, misses this election by a hair..She won't be 18 until Nov 11. She was born 5 weeks prematurely, and wishes that she could have been born even one day inside the eligibility cutoff so she too would have been voting this time. She will be just shy of 22 when she votes with Jael who will be 18. Not voting didn't stop them from praying with us or from sharing thoughts with teachers and friends. When a teacher asked Jael a political question yesterday in sophomore history class, she responded that she would vote Biblically if she were voting. The teacher asked some very pointed questions in his still -undecided- state of mind and she said seemed quite thoughtful about her scripture based responses pertaining to same-sex unions and abortion and helping the poor.
Its a very serious day, but an exciting one . This IS the day that the Lord has made. I WILL rejoice and BE GLAD in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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