I wasn't sure if I was going to blog about this or not. I almost didn't have a choice because our Internet hasn't been very reliable lately...grrrr. *as it turns out when I tried to post my Internet died.* Tonight as I watched the polls come in for the Presidential Election of 2008, I felt a surge of emotions; Anticipation, inevitability, fear, hope, motherly, panic and finally loyalty.
Anticipation; You just can't help but feel anxious when watching a race - ANY race. Inevitability; As I watched the percentages coming in state after state, it felt as if the outcome was already decided...long before the polls ever opened up. Fear; I have never cried before tonight over a political election. I have always felt safe in this country-ALWAYS. Even after 9-11, I felt as though my country could and would keep me safe. Almost like the US was the safe room of the world, and I was one of the fortunate people to have the access code. I have the strangest sense that we have just given our Nation's access code to the world. All the while turning around and acting as if they don't have it. Hope; I might change this to Faith. Faith that a land that is choice above all others will remain as such. Motherly; I want the best for my children because I love them so deeply. I love my country very much. Is She being given the best we have to offer Her? Panic; How will our Nation react to either outcome...how will I? The world? Loyalty; Regardless of the Presidential Election outcome, I am a citizen of The United States of America. I will do ALL I can to PRESERVE and HONOR Her.
I love this country. July 4th is my most favorite holiday-next to Christmas. I can rarely get through the Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem or any patriotic song really without choking up with emotion. I feel such a sense of pride and honor that I was blessed to live in this chosen and choice land. I pray that our nation will remain a nation under GOD. A nation that stands for LIBERTY and JUSTICE. One where MORALS and VALUES are held to a standard higher than all others. A nation that LEADS the world, not one that conforms to it.