Less than a month ago, I stood in a room with a few dozen other people. We raised our hands and took an oath.
That oath may mean many things to many people.
But to me, becoming a United States Citizen is more than a pledge of allegience.
It is a committment to the political process in this country….whether I ‘like’ who wins tomorrow or not, I promise support.
And the only way I can be comfortable with the outcome is to believe, is to know, that I had a say in the direction this country heads. And the only way that happens is for me to sit down and explain the process to my small people (so they may someday continue to educate themselves, form opinions and VOTE as well) and then to march my happy self into that voting booth for the very first time to cast a vote. I have written about how important this is to me before… but my emotion has done nothing but intensify over the past few weeks.
I hope you will be joining me.
I will be proudly wearing my ‘I voted’ sticker tomorrow and I will be right back here, having documented my experience. I look forward to sharing it with you – and I hope you will share your thoughts with me as well.
How do you feel as you prepare (or don’t?) to vote tomorrow? And how will you explain your thoughts to your children.