Tuesday, November 4, 2008

VOTE!

I don't care who you vote for. Please, vote. Don't take this blessing for granted...many in our "modern" world who aren't as blessed would give much to have this opportunity.

Nate

37 comments:

Scarlet O'Kara said...

What a great post...

Keep praying for the election...

melissam2 said...

Amen.

Jan Scholl said...

I pre-voted last week. I am too tired to stand for 5 hours and am going to Oliver T's in Grand Blanc for American Pie and hot tea as a reward. Free to all who show up. so go get some.

Rachel E. said...

Thanks for the reminder! Here's hoping the lines move quickly... :-)

Mary said...

And in the case you don't want to, think of it this way... vote for a free tall coffee (Starbucks), free ice cream (Ben & Jerry's) and a free donut (Krispy Kreme). =)

Though of course vote because we should do our civil duty as well.

Jennifer said...

*yeah* I did it already. Have you ever noticed it always rains on election day? I thought ahead this time and voted last week.

Sara said...

I am voting this morning! My husband & I are going together. Thanks for the reminder. Praying for you guys. Love the pic of Gwyneth wearing Tricia's wig--so cute!

~Sara in MD

raindropstop said...

Voted last week! I'm in a vote-by-mail state! :)

Emma and Mommy said...

Great post.

I am heading to the polls as soon as my clothes are out of the dryer and this year I am taking my 7 year old son with me. I don't know if he is more excited about going or getting to be late for school!!

We are also having a watch party. We aren't focusing on one winner, divided household here, but we are focusing on the process of elections and teaching the kids how it all works. I didn't sleep well last night, kind of excied about getting to share things with my kids this year. It will be a long and tiring day though.

God's Rock Angel said...

I would vote but I'm wrong side of the pond!

mapsgirl said...

Yes, please vote...cuz I can't.

I only recently found out that I actually am eligible to vote in the US (I'm a Canadian-American dual citizen). Unfortunately, I didn't find out until after the registration date had past.

Tammy C said...

I voted on October 25-don't you love the early voting in NC!

elj377 said...

I was at my polling place when it opened and the line was wrapped around the building...40 minutes later, I had done my democratic duty! Thanks for the reminder to vote Nate...have you voted yet?

Baseballs and Tutu's said...

Ditto!

ditarae said...

I'll be there this morning! And it's gonna be 70 degrees and sunny IN NOVEMBER here in PA--double bonus.

Jane-Jane said...

leaving in about 10 minutes to go with Husband...praising God for the freedom to vote.

Elizabeth said...

We'll be there!!!

Lee said...

Well, I DO care who people vote for but I agree....JUST VOTE!!!!! PLEASE!!!!
VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE
I am interested to see how some "key" states play out. For example, VA is getting a downpour right now. Will that keep voters inside??
I am praising God today that I was blessed to be born into a democratic society and that I can also worship Him without fear of persecution!!!! Hallelujah!

Destini said...

AMEN!

maranatha said...

Voted this morning with only a half hour wait. Sunny weather here in Western PA so no one here can use that for an excuse not to vote.
Praying that God continues to bless the USA with a president that loves the Lord.

Amy said...

We have already been to the polls. There were no long lines either we got there at 7:00 a.m. We took our little one year old for this big event. She even got a sticker. I hope Gwyneth gets to go with you. I am sure she will.

~j~ said...

Done!

Nicole said...

Agreed! Go do your duty and claim your reward--free Starbucks!!!

The Gang's All Here! said...

I voted. And I posted about it.

It's a privilege earned on the backs of those who've gone before us. We are blessed to be able to be able to call it a right.

Kristen said...

Voted!

Laurie Johansen said...

My Vote Counts! I voted today and only had to wait 2 minutes. I would have have waited 3 hours if I had too.

Laurie
Mom to Ashley
Soon to be a liver transplant candidate

Beth said...

woohoo for absentee voting :)

-stephanie- said...

Walked in and was out in about 3 minutes. My 4 year old and I wear our "I Voted" stickers proudly.

Vanessa Rogers said...

You gotta love early voting here in Texas. Our polls have been open for two weeks! I was in and out in less than five minutes! Woohoo for voting!!

Elaine said...

So true...

"M" said...

I voted!!

Reader said...

I have been a long time reader, but never left a comment. Do you really not care who people vote for? I find that shocking considering the fact the one of the candidates is the most radical abortion proponent in the Senate. You have a beautiful baby that was born 15 weeks early and you really don't care who people vote for? Personally I feel that this is something very wrong in the church today and I see it everywhere. Please know that I am not trying to be disrespectful to you or your family, but this seems like a major contradiction.

Respectfully!

MilePost13 said...

hi "reader",

First, I'm going to answer your question vaguely, since it is my right to privacy about whom I vote for. I have been very careful about allowing our story to convey my beliefs about issues such as the ones you mentioned, and I'll continue to keep it that way, thank you very much.

Second, my point is, I believe that it is a better thing for people to vote for a candidate I would not vote for than to not vote at all. Of course, I'd prefer that the candidates I vote for win, but not at the expense of other people not voting. It is our privilege and duty to vote, and I have little patience for those who make the choice to ignore this opportunity, regardless of their reasoning. It is also your right to privacy to not share with me whom you voted for. And, I have discovered that trying to talk politics on the internet rarely accomplishes anything positive for any side. So, in a way, I really don't care who you voted for.

Third, if you really have been reading my blog for a long time, you should know better than to think so poorly of me (to either assume I was contradicting myself, or that I actually don't care about the issues you brought up). I believe I have shared enough on this blog for people to expect the best of me...those who do not should go find another tree to bark up.

Fourth, neither I or this blog is a/the "church", nor is anything I write on this blog sponsored by any church...not sure why you brought that up...

Fifth...I've discovered that, when people choose to use their first comment (especially after claiming to have been a "long time reader") to call me out on something, the issue isn't mine in the first place...

Thanks.

Nate

Judy said...

I just voted in the swing state of Pa. Now if everyone would just stop calling me and polling me and offering me rides to the polls :) It's remarkable how many calls I've gotten today.
As soon as we pulled into the polling parking lot my five year old niece said, "Where are they?" I was confused but quickly figured out that she thought she was actually going to get to see Obama and McCain. Too funny! She was disappointed!

Michelle said...

I am glad to hear that someone else thinks coffee tastes like dirt. My husband took me to get coffee on our first date. He asked me while in line if I drank much coffee. My reply. "No I think it tastes like dirt..." We will be married 6 years in March...I guess it worked anyways.

Kelly said...

Nate,
I haven't commented on many of your posts but I wanted to say thank you for your response to "reader". You are much more articulate than I would be in this situation. I really appreciate this blog and what you and your whole beautiful family stand for! Keep on doing what your doing.
God Bless you all.

Momof3 said...

Thanks for sharing your family's story with the world. It has been a pleasure to read, pray for all of you, cheer with your victories and cry with your defeats, follow your links to other blogs and do the same for them. I don't post, I just do all of the small stuff above.

reader, I understand where you are coming from and I'm guessing you are like me, a reader of many Caringbridge and blogs- so many that you catch up each day and get invested, but don't develop a relationship with the people represented. I'm often blessed more by the content that I could possibly return with my comment. I'm happy to pass Godly values on to my kids and make a difference by voting today.