Tuesday, November 4, 2008

And I'll gladly stand up...

Well... it's been a long time since I've posted anything. My apologies. I felt inspired to write tonight about one of our wonderful freedom's that we have here in the wonderful USA. The right/obligation to vote. What a privilege to be able to voice your opinion and have it be heard. Such a great opportunity we have to freely express our feelings & values to the world.

Tonight was voting day. A huge day for all Americans. I was standing in line (for 45 minutes may I add) to cast my ballot this afternoon. Well worth it.

Growing up, my parents taught me the valuable lesson and important of voting. I was raised with very conservative views, but that did not stop my parents from encouraging me to follow what I know was best. I don't always have to agree with everyone with my views, but I do need to make sure that I back up and stand up for what I believe in. Fight for what I know is right. California had Proposition 8 on the ballet tonight (Banning Gay marriage in CA), and it passed. Very controversial, especially since I'm in a relationship with a very liberal/democratic individual. It's very hard to stand up for what you believe in when you're not getting the support you desire from the one person who opinion matters most to you. I guess this is where I have to put my faith in Heavenly Father to help me stay strong to my beliefs, and to help me persevere to all apposing views or comments that may come my way.

I hope that everyone who voted today will stand up for their beliefs, weather or not they're against my beliefs. Stand tall and proud for what you feel/know is right and don't let others tell you different. This wonderful land that we live in has given us the right to let our voice be heard.

Today was very hard for me to stand up for what I believe in, but I know that when I go to bed tonight, I will pray for our new President Elect Obama, to help guide him to make the best decisions for our country. I hope others will do the same.

That's my peace for tonight. God bless the USA.


Melanie said...

Oh my goodness...a post!!! YAY!! Very nicely put! It's been a tough battle and lots of people have definitely voiced their opinions...especially about prop 8. I even had a friend ask me to remove her as my friend on Facebook. Glad it's all over...

James and Lauren said...

yay! i love to hear from you... even if it isnt actualy hearing from you. Love yoU!

Brady, Megan and Spencer said...

Well said! I need your email address by the way. I made my blog private and would love to invite you. you can send your email to megs_shaw@hotmail.com. Love ya girl!

Jen said...

Hey Kerrilynn,
You put that very nicely. But like Melanie said, I am glad it's all over. It nice to read a blog from every 6 months or so. Keep them coming. LOL.
Miss ya and love ya