Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day 2012

I may be afraid of the outcome of this election, but I always love Election Day! I love the process of voting, I love waiting in a (short) line to take my turn at democracy. It's the one day, every four years, that I feel like I count. So when we got up this afternoon, we went to the Erath County Courthouse and voted. And what a beautiful day to do so, too!

The pictures sort of tell the tale. Our courthouse is so wonderful, a truly lovely structure and one I love. I love the courthouses in Texas so much, in fact, that Matt and I got married in one--in Waco. They just have history and truly stand as monuments. Love them! And you know, I love that our stickers this year have a balloting machine on them. Very appropriate. All of this is among the reasons that I don't vote early. I feel like it takes away from the experience. Voting on November 6th with the majority of Americans is taking part in something we all, as Americans, share together regardless of party affiliation.

I hope, wherever you are, that you've taken time today to share in the most American process and voted. I plan to spend the evening at home, watching election results. Matt has to work, so he won't be here with me, something he regrets. He loves Election Day, too!